[lit-ideas] Re: the bombing blues

  • From: Robert Paul <robert.paul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 12:24:56 -0700

Judy Evans wrote:

RP> They do samplings based on the latest Roper/Harris/Gallup techniques. RP> The figure is based on the number of those who answer yes to 'Are you RP> a terrorist?'

Ah yes, Ye Olde US Technique.  They'll probably bring back the visa

Is the purpose of your visit to overthrow the US regime?

In the Japanese-American internment camps during WWII, the male internees were asked (the infamous) 'two questions':

1. Do you support the Constitution of the United States?

2. Would you be willing to serve in the US Armed Forces?

One could not answer no to the first without facing the prospect of being moved to another sort of camp; and if one answered yes, one would face considereable pressure to answer yes to the second, as well.

Robert Paul
Reed College
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