“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

The Moral Imbecile And HRW.

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The CST sums it up:

“To repeat, however, HRW are far better placed than me to say whether or not Garlasco is a Nazi sympathiser. I believe him to be a moral imbecile for wearing an Iron Cross sweatshirt, but that does not make him a Nazi. (Whilst many Nazis are idiots, thankfully the opposite is less true). Despite this, HRW need to cast aside their arguments with Israel and instead engage with the issues, and in particular with the human right of Jews and others to protest that a senior HRW activist should be an Iron Cross sweatshirt wearing Nazi medal obsessive.”

Update: Ignoblus take issue, HRW88?

Written by modernityblog

11/09/2009 at 19:15

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  1. This is one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in a while.. I can’t even begin to get my mind around it.


    11/09/2009 at 20:13

  2. Imagine the job interview:

    HRWer: “Mr. Garlasco, do you like Jews?”
    Garlasco: “I plead the 5th.”
    HRWer: “That’s OK, we are very understanding here at HRW on that topic, do you have any hobbies?”
    Garlasco: “I’d rather not say, but as you ask I collect Nazi memorabilia”
    HRWer: “That’s lucky for us, I thought that you might say that you liked Israelis, which would be unacceptable, but Nazi memorabilia is not a big issue, here at HRW. You have the job.”


    11/09/2009 at 21:02

  3. […] Uncategorized by modernityblog on September 15, 2009 2:00 am Many, many people are following the Garlasco debacle, but to be honest I can’t keep up with it, still CiFWatch has a rather well written piece with […]

  4. […] on September 15, 2009 1:40 pm Elsewhere I made the point that basically HRW should have suspend Garlasco, and investigated his […]

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