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Survivalblog - Notes from JWR:

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by survivalmonkey, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    I owe an apology to Fernando "FerFAL" Aquirre, the editor of the Surviving in Argentina blog. In a recent radio interview, I made reference to some of his comments in the Minion Report Forums, that I had construed as anti-semitic. He e-mailed me yesterday to clarify that he is not an anti-semite, but rather that he is only opposed to Nationalist Zionism. He explained: "I don’t agree with Israel’s foreign policy, which was led until recently by violent Zionist extremists." He also clarified: "I don’t believe one ethnicity or religion implies superiority over others and I don’t discriminate people because of their last name, skin color or religious belief." I was glad to hear that.

  2. tsherry

    tsherry Monkey+++

    That was an apology? Millions of listeners to the radio program and he appears to insult FerFal (I have no idea what JWR is talking about, with the whole 'quasi-racial' thing), and then this?
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I don't know what he's talking about either as I didn't hear the audio.
  4. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    I heard it.

    He talked about the value of FerFals' blog but made a point of distancing himself from "racial" opinions.

    He made a bad assumption about the man and then publicly apologized.

    Should be water under the bridge.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Does Rawles have a radio show or what show was this?
  6. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Rawles was interviewed by George Noory on Coast to Coast which is a late night "UFO / Sasquatch / Freemason / Poltergeist" type talkshow formerly hosted by Art Bell.
    This show is now on "Rush Radio" stations - if you have one near you.
    He was quite good. Very good intro to prepping along with some detailed info.

    I heard it online. JWR had a link to it on his blog, but stated that the link would expire. Not sure if it's still valid.
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I catch C2C at times. Nice way to spend a late night drive.
  8. Nomad 2nd

    Nomad 2nd Monkey+++

    That wasn't an appology.
  9. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    "I owe an apology to Fernando "FerFAL" Aquirre"

    When someone says that, I take it at face value.
  10. Nomad 2nd

    Nomad 2nd Monkey+++

    I listen to what they say...

    And when they make snide comments about how someone 'explained themselves' like they owed it... When I know DAMN good and well the TRUE nature of things... and when there's things like "I was glad to hear it"

    I take it for what it is.

    It's like making an acusation on the front page... and thn putting the retraction on page 13B.

    NOT an appoligy.
  11. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Even if that's true, why take sides?
    This should be a private matter between them.
    Really, who cares? They're grown men and can settle the matter themselves.
    I'll continue to read both blogs an benefit as a result.
  12. Nomad 2nd

    Nomad 2nd Monkey+++

    Making an observation....

    Why not?

    As to a private matter... that went out the window when JWR decided to commit slander on the radio.

    I believe glimpses into people's character tells us much about them...

    And should be used in the weighing of them/your consideration of them.
  13. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I can't say one way or the other....If you do something like that via radio/tv, whatever media, an apology is certainly a requirement ( imho).
    Now as far as James Wesly Rawles, he's not much of a long winded person...pretty much short ( if not too sweet) at times. Personally, I think he is guilty of what so many of us have done before in the past...overreact to something that when we take a step or two back and look at it, we may have jumped the gun so to speak, and were too quick to criticize and judge someone else. ( I know, I've done it myself...more than once!)
  14. Nomad 2nd

    Nomad 2nd Monkey+++

    I might think that...

    If this were the first time.
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