Unthinking the thinkable

WE ARE ALWAYS pleased to learn of a new post on Professor Palmer's most interesting blog, the Avia-Corner. It is the first place one would turn in order to learn about the often murky world of Soviet aviation. However, his latest rant -- there is unfortunately no other word for it -- caught us by surprise, for it is aimed squarely at Airminded itself. It seems that the good professor has taken exception to our previous post, which happened to refer to one of his in what was by no means an unfriendly spirit. As the reaction is out of all proportion to the supposed offence, the suspicion occurs that it is officially inspired. The possible motivations for this scarcely need explaining, but a reply must here be given.

We frankly deplore Professor Palmer's threats of annihilation. What would conflict between our blogs achieve? After all, when two tribes go to war, a point is all that you can score.

Can we appeal to our common humanity? Certainly we share the same biology, regardless of ideology.

Are we fools to dream of a brotherhood of man? Imagine all the people, sharing all the world!

There is nothing to be gained by war, and so much to be lost. We therefore earnestly appeal to Professor Palmer to cease hostilities immediately. Otherwise the consequences, for all concerned, are too awful to contemplate.

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