The View From Inside My Fish Bowl Part Deux

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I would like to clarify my position stated at the close of my previous post. A close friend and cohort whom I greatly admire and respect seems to draw the following conclusion from my diatribe:  I believe we deserve what happened to us on 9/11. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Evalulated on a purely personal and individual level, such acts are never deserved or justified. But on a global scale, viewing the preponderous of evidence over the centuries, how does man’s greater wisdom allow him to slaughter millions of Russians, Jews and Chinese, and not suffer the consequences of those attrocities? Can a species sustain itself longterm it it seems perpetually hell bent on killing off significant parts of its population, or denying basic human rights and needs to the rest? Is some form of Darwinism at play here? Is part of deserving what we get understanding and willingly accepting the consequenes of our actions?

The character Ripley from the Aliens series once said, "You don’t see them f*cking themselves over for a god damned percentage."  The most inhuman of all creatures, are humans.

Post by ILO on 07/06/04 at 4:30 pm