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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Introducing The Windjammer

Regular visitors may have noticed two posts by The Windjammer on the site under the banner first of "Guest Columnist," and more recently as "Gullible's Travels."

I hope that my friend's columns will be frequent, and I invite everyone to read and comment on his thoughtful commentaries, which are often peppered with wry wit, and always contain a good dose of common sense.

3 comments:

Mr. Middle America said...

I was wondering what that was about!

The small pox-infected blankets scenario has bothered me since I heard of it in high school.

Back then, I honestly did not think much of it, mainly because of the times we were in (the 80s, pre-9/11, etc), but also because I was so young.

Honestly, we never know how our next attack might materialize.

Which honestly scares me in ways that words cannot describe.

Windjammer said...

The point I was trying to make was that biological weapons can come in seemingly innocent forms and that the diseases brought to this hemisphere by the early explorers and settlers wiped out millions of my people, not the thousands claimed by some historians. Since history is likely to repeat, biological and chemical agents could conceivably wipe out more of the world population than all of the nuclear weapons now in existence. And if anyone thinks that I am not concerned about the likelihood of future use of biological or chemical weaponry, let him think again. We have already seen a small number(in relationship to the total casualties) wiped out when Ol' Maddas used such weapons in Iraq. I'll bet you couldn't convince the relatives of those that the weapons were not WMD.

Windjammer said...

The point I was trying to make was that biological weapons can come in seemingly innocent forms and that the diseases brought to this hemisphere by the early explorers and settlers wiped out millions of my people, not the thousands claimed by some historians. Since history is likely to repeat, biological and chemical agents could conceivably wipe out more of the world population than all of the nuclear weapons now in existence. And if anyone thinks that I am not concerned about the likelihood of future use of biological or chemical weaponry, let him think again. We have already seen a small number(in relationship to the total casualties) wiped out when Ol' Maddas used such weapons in Iraq. I'll bet you couldn't convince the relatives of those that the weapons were not WMD.