posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 09:01 PM
I feel so silly and here I thought it was unconscionable for human beings to target innocent men, women and children to further their political and
Really? Then we're on the same page.
when in fact, terror is just another unavoidable, acceptable risk of living, like disease, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
Terrorism is quite a lot harder to remediate and protect against, compared to earthquakes, disease, or hurricanes, or hunger for that matter.
Fighting terrorism is only possible when you culture values diametrically opposed to those of terrorists. It takes generations, and bombs won't
speed up the process. In fact, they slow it down.
Hurricanes can be prepared for, and on the cheap in most cases. The problem, of course, is when people are distracted by illusions, they slip and
fall in the real world. Offshore platforms are another matter, but since they're increasingly unmanned, at least more and more of that damage is in
dollars and not lives, eh? Concrete dome homes are cheaper and practically indestructible compared to traditional homes. People resist them because
of aesthetics. They wanna die for beauty, let 'em.
Earthquakes cause almost no deaths in Japan, and yet they have some of the worst in the world. The way they defeat the threat is with MONEY and
ATTENTION. It's possible to focus on things like protecting your citizens from danger when that's the actual goal.
I've been so concerned for the lives of the innocent since 9/11 and for what?
I lost a friend in NY, and I very nearly lost my mother. You think I'm not concerned with lives? What the Hell have I been talking about all this
time? If we want to protect innocent lives, there are a million ways to do it that don't involve creating more victims.
I think I'll just run over to I-40 and drop a few baseball-size rocks off the overpass and if someone gets mad, I'll just remind them of how many
people die on the interstate without my help. That'll show 'em.
I don't know where you got that idea from. I said nothing of the sort, nothing about attacking random passers by. You're gonna have to explain
your logic for me.