Last edited by Madison Redskin; September-12th-2012 at 08:58 AM.
"Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is." - Sir Bacon
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.-Jimi Hendrix
Whats messed up about this is that the video in question has been on youtube for months.
Some cleric there picked up on it and riled up his crew and had them believing it was a major movie about the be broadcast nationwide on television.
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Can someone on the right please let me know what was so wrong with Obama's statement? I don't get Romney's outrage.
It is a delicate balancing act between freedom of speech and putting in danger people who have to work with dangerous animals.
After Romney's statements of a few min ago, I kind of worry this thread is going to fall apart. I'm going to try asking folks to move the politics of this in the proper threads in at least our way to show respect for those who were murdered.
I'm not a Mod (duh), but kind of felt it needed to be said.
I think the best we can do is support the government there to the point where they become strong enough to be their own effective police force.
As I read about this, I try to imagine what the goal was in drumming up this attack, and what was the actual attack supposed to accomplish. Was it to hurt the U.S.? I doubt it. We lose an ambassador which is a shame but hardly much of a global loss of stature or power. The ones most hurt in the attack are the leaders of the new government because the attack shows their lack of power to provide security, and it threatens a partnership they need. Heck, some here would even have us attack in response.
My general reaction to small scale terrorism is to continue on previous path. I still remember the British on the buses after their bout of terrorism saying they would not be intimidated as the French were. It's almost like a therapist visit. The point of emotional resistance is right where one needs to continue if one is to make changes in thinking. I chalk this up as a sad, regrettable milestone in a country's march towards a freedom previous unknown.
I believe my job as a parent is to give my kids all the blocks they need to build a life in which they can attempt to reach everything they strive for and see anything they can imagine. In a world where everybody finds it easier to destroy than build, I wish for my kids to experience the joy of seeing something for the first time and the love of creating something new.
It should be pointed out that the version of the video being shown in the ME has been dubbed in Arabic. Not that it isn't incendiary enough, I would imagine, but the translation was probably done to make it more so.
I'm at a loss as to think of how we could ever avoid these things. Uneducated, religious nut jobs of all kinds are always going to have this ammunition because our very way of life ensure that we will produce it. Even though the vast majority of us disapprove, that doesn't seem to be enough. Why is that?
To answer my own question, I guess there will always be those who take ammunition like this and run with it just as there will always be those who give it to them. Certainly those doing the killing are worse.
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