Lest We Forget

Jameson's picture
Submitted by Jameson on Sat, 2010-09-11 15:19


I hear you about New York.

Sandi's picture

I was making an analogy in the value and indeed (little) value of a succesful culture.

Thanks, Sandi...

Jameson's picture

... however, I wouldn't throw my body into space to protect Christchurch either. I'm not sure there's a city outside of NY that I feel that strongly about.

Beautifully done Glenn

Sandi's picture

The twin lasers are the "piece de resistance"

If one is to ponder the recent 7.1 earthquake in Christchurch with zero fatalies (Okay, the time it struck was indeed very favourable), but when you consider 200,000 to 250,000 deaths in Haiti from a lesser quake, "if a war was to threaten" a culture, which place would you consider "throwing your body into space and protecting it"?

Haiti or Christchurch?

Which is of sacrifice and which is of value?

"A strict observance of the

Richard Wiig's picture

"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation."

Thomas Jefferson

Yes to Freedom

gregster's picture

No to Ground-Zero mosque

"Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is an open proponent of Sharia and restrictions on the freedom of speech; he refused to denounce Hamas; and he has been highly disingenuous about his funding and about whether his mega-structure would contain a mosque at all. Yet we are to believe he is an warm-hearted moderate with nothing but good intentions.

We have had enough of being lied to."

[..]

"We beg no more. We entreat no more. We petition no more. We defy them. We are not the aggressors. We are not haters. We are not racists. We are not bigots. We are not neofascists. Those who claim otherwise are knowingly or unknowingly abetting a monstrous evil.

We defy them. Peacefully, lawfully, and with unshakable resolve, we defy them.

And we stand for freedom today."

Soloists commemorate 9/11 by

Richard Wiig's picture

Soloists commemorate 9/11 by calling to ban Islam and by supporting some crazy pyromaniac pastor.

They are supporting free speech in defence of Sharia, not the craziness of preachers. Principles over concretes.

The failure to find bin Laden and to prosecute terrorists is a real desecration of 9/11 victims' memory, not the mosque near GZ. The real memorial and affirmation of invincible American spirit of freedom would be the rebuilding of Trade Center on Ground Zero. See if any mosque can compete with.

This is very true, but one does not cancel out the other. The fact is, it hasn't been built, and he hasn't been caught, and we are still at war. That's the reality we're dealing with, and that's why it's become an issue.

Objectivists on this site

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Soloists commemorate 9/11 by calling to ban Islam and by supporting some crazy pyromaniac pastor. It seems everybody forgot that Osama bin Laden is still at large and 7 detained terrorists who are directly involved in this hideous crime never have been brought to the court of justice. The failure to find bin Laden and to prosecute terrorists is a real desecration of 9/11 victims' memory, not the mosque near GZ. The real memorial and affirmation of invincible American spirit of freedom would be the rebuilding of Trade Center on Ground Zero. See if any mosque can compete with it.

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