Re: Democracy held hostage

From: Charles Hixson (
Date: Wed Oct 03 2001 - 15:11:12 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:

> These acts took place within the borders of the continental U.S.,
> and by our standards and laws they are both cowardly and criminal.
> ...
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By my standards they are evil, deranged, monomaniacs. Also
criminals, but that's objective, not having to do with standards.

OTOH, they went into an action knowing that it would kill them.
  This is brave. Being brave doesn't make it admirable. It
remains evil.

Bravery isn't an excuse for anything. But as I have always
heard the term used, it had an objective definition:
Intentionally putting oneself in harm's way as a part of an
effort that one engages in to achieve a goal that one deems worhty.

So I've got to consider them brave.
And they are still evil deranged madmen. But that is by
subjective criteria. (I don't have any objective criteria for
those characteristics.)

Charles Hixson

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