Saturday, July 29, 2006

III. Why?

...the world in which evil regimes, like those we fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, don’t follow the Miranda rules or the Convention Against Torture but instead gas children, bury people alive, set wild animals on soccer players who lose, and hang adulterous women by truckloads before stadiums full of spectators; the world in which barbarous death cults behead female aid workers, bomb crowded railway stations, and fly planes filled with hundreds of innocent passengers into buildings filled with thousands of innocent and unsuspecting civilians.

Heather Mac Donald

Well, isn't that so! We don't think of anything alike and we don't do these things. It's them! We don't target civilians and if we hit them – like in Lebanon or Iraq or Hiroshima or Nagasaki – it's collateral damage. We didn't mean to do that – just couldn't help. And of course we are not responsible for those starving to death or the children going blind for lack of vitamin A. If we lend them money they have to pay back – that's what we all have to do: we must pay hour debts. It doesn't matter if there's no money left for social security, health care or education: Debts must be paid first – this is an imperative of The Divine Order of Money. For the last five hundred years we had 'a fair' trade with them – they had their chance – and see what they made of it. They attack us! Why?

Per

10 Comments:

Blogger Per said...

What about the non counting quotes - there's one I'd love to see published - with a picture (poster) ? Shall I try and put it up as a draft and you check it?

12:39 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Yeh, OK. But I won't be able to check it for a while, 'cos I'm finishing my post for 1pm.

12:40 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Done! A bit late, but still...

1:15 PM  
Blogger Per said...

Do you want me to fill in and you take half past?

1:15 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Nah - it's been done for a while, it just appeard way down at the bottom.

(I accidently put 12 AM instead of PM, so it thought i did it at midnight this morning..erp)

1:21 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

I got confused, and still am, by the timing of this post: 11:48 am.

Does that mean my one is 12 noon, or 12.30 pm?

1:22 PM  
Blogger Per said...

I believe the time shown on the blogpost is the time I saved it as a draft. I am just looking on my 'atomic' clock and post at half past the hour...

1:24 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

So was mine was the 1pm post, then?

1:26 PM  
Blogger Per said...

I believe so. I will put up #4 in six minutes ...

1:28 PM  
Blogger The Heathlander said...

Groovay, and then Robbie'll take the 14:00 post.

1:29 PM  

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