Yes, and Cohen is not someone whose opinion I would be interested in sharing, which seems to be an opinion shared by a fair number of respondents to that video. As for "Diversity of opinion is essential to democracy," I do not see a necessity for the "Lounge" on this forum as being a platform for the sort negative politics and the subsequent negative discussions that are encased and engendered in and by Cohen's and Hitchens' mind sets. This stuff is freely out there and discussed in any number of venues, and if you and others who want to "settle scores" along with Cohen, go for it, but why bring that battle here?Modus.Ponens wrote:I'm starting to think that your multiple posts of meta discussion and hostile negativity have no other purpose than to try to make me lose my cool so you can close the topic. Perhaps even on grounds of meta discussion.
I get that you don't like the content. But I have given appropriate justification for the legitimacy and importance of this topic, namely that it is of paramount importance to the human race's survival that we get this question right. It is thus of paramount importance to the dhamma too.
Diversity of opinion is essential to democracy, as long as these opinions are not incitements to violence. And these are far from incitetments to violence. They are actualy the opposite of that. It's ok that you or Aloka don't want to hear them. I don't read many of the topics either. You can choose not to read this topic too. But some others have taken something of value from it.
Have you seen the interview?
Your previous political, anti-Islamic, and anti-feminist discussions have not shown any objective "paramount importance to the dhamma.""namely that it is of paramount importance to the human race's survival that we get this question right. It is thus of paramount importance to the dhamma"
As stated: "It would be nice if there was somewhere which was a temporary haven from all of that, as well as the endless speculation about it all, which often achieves nothing but busier minds and more confusion."
Also, one more thing in reference to a bit in an above msg by you: "I'd rather say he was unforgiving toward evil people, like Henry Kissinger." If Henry Kissinger is unforgiving of evil, I wonder what Henry Kissinger sees when he looks in the mirror.