First of all, I apologise in advance to those who feel that this post hits a little too close to home. Okay, surely you would remember the F******* Mandarins, right? You do? Good. I believe that there are real life Mandarins in the world today. I may be a little off the rails here, but I feel that some who protest counter-terror (I would say those who protest war, but I'm against war as well, even if I see why action may be nessecary against Iraq). Or those who are against the Government, where at a recent anti war rally I saw they claimed that the Government (the Australian and\or the American Government) are the worst terrorists. Or the disrespect some (some, I stress, not all) have for the law, with violent protests and, at the same rally I attended, a planned march was stopped by police. The cry of 'f*** the pigs, let's march anyway' was enthusiastically encouraged, and were it not for the presence of police and military, they might have done so. Or those who allow and smuggle illegal immigrants into our countries so that they can hold them to ransom by threats of mass suicide unless their demands are met, and break them out of the centres where they are held to be processed, like what happened in Australia. (I actually have no problem with helping those in need, but certainly the que jumpers are better off being held in camps than being left in a war zone.) Or the downright proper c*** Colsen wannabes, the ones who actively conspire to harm innocent people. Would you say that some of these people are comparable to the Mandarins?