[SPORK] Something I REALLY want John Hall to Try To Understand
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 19:11:34 -0600
On Saturday, Mar 22, 2003, at 14:17 US/Central, johnhall wrote:
> But Jeff, you just screamed bloody murder when I made the same
> The US doesn't have an _obligation_ to end atrocities.
> But we are morally entitled to do so.
I disagree - in part. We may have some moral obligation to any or all
people in the world, depending on you POV and moral philosophy. But
any moral philosophy you care to employ is stupid / bankrupt unless you
care for your own continuance in the first place.
Our difference is merely in (a) whether our moral obligation to the
Iraqis before ourselves, and (b) whether we can "pick and choose"
between the kinds of moral obligation we have to the Iraqis, if any,
and the moral obligation we have to any other people in the world, if
You are a bigot, a hypocrite, and a moron, John Hall. I've tried hard
to build a bridge to you, but you are finished. You do not deserve the
privilege of being part of such a smart, innovative, and considerate
group as this. I recognize that I can only make that judgement for
myself, but I have made it for myself. You are finished.