At 09:20 PM 12/09/2001 -0400, Jerry Mitchell wrote:
>We were attacked because are a symbol of Capitalism and a culture based on
Whoa! You are sounding as fanatical as those who attacked you. Capitalism
has little to do with why the attack occurred, and I am sure they feel they
have reason on their side and that they believe they have grievances worth
committing terrible deeds over.
If you just blindly wave the flag then you can just about guarantee it will
happen again. America is not the pure-hearted nation that you seem to
think. Bin Laden, Gaddaffi, Noriega, Hussein, Marcos, Suharto, and other
nasties were all helped by USA to to do terrible things. Truly *awful*
things were done in Chile and Cambodia that make the WTC pale in comparison.
Granted that the dickheads who did the despicable acts on the 11th can
never truly justify such crimes, nevertheless you must ask yourself
honestly why these things really happened or you will just be sticking your
head in the sand.
>It should be built higher and stronger to illustrate our defiance of
>cultures based on collectivism, religion, and irrationality. Make it a
>monument to achievement and the human spirit. "Reach upward" shouldn't just
>be a metaphor.
The sybolism is beautiful, but be careful that you are not just wanting a
higher altar upon which to sacrifice more innocents for warped foreign policy.
> > Wouldn't it make more sense to build something like a park that can
> > symbolise peace and commemorate the destruction there without being a
> > future target?
> > By all means build downwards, extending the basements...
> > Cheers,
> > - Miriam
Q. What is the similarity between an elephant and a grape?
A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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