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June 22, 2005

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thenarrator

A sick world in which no one can comprehend anyone else's motivations.

Frank Paynter

I agree with the sentiment Ira, but I think the fact is worse than that. I think we comprehend each other's motivations very well, but we turn the blind eye when it's expedient to do so. Take the Iraq war... how many people were so confused that they actually thought there was a nuclear or biological threat there that needed to be encountered with a preemptive attack? My guess is that far fewer believed the Bush administration than were willing to support them in their goal of widening the so called war on terrorism and eliminating the despot. Had they said that they wanted to wage a war to eliminate the despot, would they have found the support in congress to do so? My guess is not.

To chalk these things up to misunderstanding is in a way to excuse ourselves.

Tamar

Actually in January I wrote a post about this:

http://tamarika.typepad.com/in_and_out_of_confidence/2005/01/i_am_not_a_nave.html

It's a personal approach to understanding why I am against the war (and was defiantly against it through my own personal and emotional confusion).

There is no doubt in my mind that we are excusing ourselves all over the place right now especially with regards to separation of Church and State and certainly the Iraq war.

It's clear to me that we must be alert and awake and take responsibility for what's happening.

Frank Paynter

Luckily the congress is wor4king flag "desecration" legislation. Nothing quite as sacred as the USian flag...

Tamar

It reminds me about a saying I once saw as graffiti in Buffalo:

"Better the pride that resides in a citizen of the world than the pride that divides when a colorful flag is unfurled."

Yes indeed - alert and awake. That's why we need you, Frank.

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