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I can't believe... - Unbeliever's Land
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unbeliever64
unbeliever64
I can't believe...
I can't believe I live in country that is advocating regression so forcefully.
  • Up with torture (of other people)!

  • Up with discrimination (against gays, the poor... you know, "other" people)!

  • Up with racial profiling (of other people)!
[Odd that nobody was promoting profiling of "terrorists" after the Oklahoma City bombing, which was committed by a right-wing white Christian male!]

If the people promoting all this get their way, how exactly are we going to be different from "the terrorists"?

Oh, right.  We're America.  We're better because... we're America.  We don't have to actually *DO* anything different, we're just inherently "better".  'Cause we're America.

Yeah.  And if any other country disagrees, we'll just bomb them.  That'll show 'em.

*SIGH*...

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amaebi From: amaebi Date: September 22nd, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
[Odd that nobody was promoting profiling of "terrorists" after the Oklahoma City bombing, which was committed by a right-wing white Christian male!]

I think about that a lot.
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: September 22nd, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isaac Asimov once wrote an essay entitled "Up With Slavery (For Other People)!", which is obviously what was rolling around in my mind when I made this post.

In it, Asimov recounts a story in which he was chatting with some lady, and she made a comment along the lines of, "Sometimes I wish I lived back in the old days, when we had slaves to help us do things."

Asimov responded, "I don't." She asked, "Why?" And he said, "Because we'd be the slaves."

Nobody ever seems to realize that if you don't make a stand against certain behavior (torture, discrimination, etc) in *ALL* cases, then sooner or later, someone will decide it's OK to do it to *YOU*.

We can justify torture all we like. But in the end, if it's OK for us to torture them, we have no standing to object when they do it to us. And we may not be so enthusiastic about THEIR justifications...

Heh. I may not be a preacher, but I still enjoy preaching to the choir... ;)
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