Wednesday, July 20, 2005



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The thing is, when the preservation of your own little world is your chief concern, you invariably look on those who do not share your concern as enemies. And because your interests are that personal and that selfish, you develop a "guilty until proven innocent" mindset toward your perceived enemies. Which, of course, opens the door to all manner of flagrant abuses of basic human decency -- just give that Amnesty International report I keep excerpting a glance. Or go back to those photos from Abu Ghraib. And ask yourself what, exactly, it is you endeavor to preserve.

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Well said, my feathered friend.

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