Friday, July 08, 2005

Becoming what you hate

About terrorists, blogger CW writes:

"Quite frankly, annihilation of these hateful ideologues is the only true solution."

Once you say things like that, there is nothing to differentiate you from the terrorists. That's what they say. We're supposed to be different.


At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say that what you mock
will surely overtake you,
and you become a monster
so the monster will not break you.

At 4:31 PM, Blogger StandingOutInTheCold said...

I don't think that's quite the same as becoming like them, although I agree with your sentiment. They say "we have to kill them because they are immoral and unclean. They are different and they offend us" we say "we have to kill them because its the only way to stop them from killing more innocent people." I think those are totally different stances -- one being acceptable and the other not. However, I agree that if we begin to develop the mentality that all who oppose us must be destroyed then we are no better than them. In this case the difference is that we are killing them to keep them from killing innocents, not because they don't like us or because they say bad things about us. Or at least that seems to be what CW is advocating, whether that's what we, as a nation, are actually doing or not.


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