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Rachel Corrie: American hero, or fucking idiot?

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 7, 2008 10:14 AM

Amy Biehl. Rachel Corrie. Nothing gets attention like the death of a white woman.

Posted by Giffy | April 7, 2008 10:15 AM

Mr Poe@1: I'll take door #2. Showboating in the middle of a decades-long war zone is like crossing I-5 at rush hour in the dark, in a rainstorm. It's just fucking stupid, and is a form of hollow bullshit martyrdom. Yeah, it makes a statement alright: "I am a fucking idiot".

Israelis evil incarnate, Palestinians faultless saints: oh, yeah. It's all that simple.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | April 7, 2008 10:30 AM

She was an idiot. And yeah, she kind of deserved to die. But her parents are adorable. Hugz!

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 7, 2008 10:32 AM

She didn't deserve to die. But her journals point directly to the problem: she was a deeply deluded person, and her understanding of the world she lived in was dim and rote. And frequently dishonest; and she could not have been more eager to cooperate with the propaganda of death.

Posted by Fnarf | April 7, 2008 12:37 PM

I'd agree if I didn't feel pressured to agree if only for her age.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 7, 2008 1:46 PM

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