RE: Rebuild the World Trade Center

From: Jerry Mitchell (
Date: Fri Sep 14 2001 - 00:46:11 MDT

> >We were attacked because [we in the USA] are a symbol of Capitalism
> Well, sort of... but more to the point, from their point of
> view, a symbol
> and active source of decadence, sexual depravity, physical
> and spiritual
> oppression. Do you really imagine the Jihad wake up in the
> morning and tell
> each other, `George, by Allah, that beacon of liberty has to *go*. If
> there's one thing I can't stomach, it's *liberty*.' Only in
> the Simpsons
> are motives that bald. What they see is, by their lights, unparalleled
> wickedness striding the world. Persuading such people--whose
> understanding
> of reality has been created by sacred fanaticism--that this
> is a mistaken
> view will not be easy, especially if we allow ourselves to
> become confused
> over what they themselves think they're up to.
> `I don't *give* a damn, I just wanna nuke the sons of bitches
> and all their
> children even unto the seventh generation!'
> Okay, go for it. That should work a treat. Cf. Romans vs.
> Jews, Germans vs.
> Jews, Jews vs. Palestinians...

Dont forget those Japanese that were so dedicated that they would kamakazi
theirselves into out ships, and all that terrorism they generated after the

> >and a culture based on
> >reason.
> If only. Nobody I saw held high a copy of Karl Popper or John
> Stuart Mill.
> What I've watched sprayed across the media has been ceaseless, inanely
> desperate, desperately inane god-invoking, my true God can
> beat up your
> false God, all the old medieval bullshit. So sad.
> `Reason Bless America!'
> Damien Broderick

If I only knew a shortcut to re-aligning a society in a short length of time
to a rational mindset. Unfortunately its going to take a long time and a lot
of blood to correct our problems. I agree, very very sad.

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