Monday, April 4, 2011

Nothing is worth killing for?


Are we really civilised?

"I'm an extremist in this debate, I will freely confess. I hold an absolute view that no killing is ever justified, that individuals have the necessity to defend themselves against assailants, but that even that does not grant moral approval to snuffing out the life of another. Don't even try to pull out a scale and toss a copy of the Koran on one side and the life of a single human being on the other — the comparison is obscene. Do not try to tell me that some people are 'moderates' when they tolerate or even support and applaud war and death and murder for any cause, whether it is oil, or getting even, or defending the honor of wood pulp and ink."

We have to think about the effects of the things we do.

Are oil, religion, status really worth so much to use we have to kill others for it?

Is retaining wealth so important that we can starve children to death, even in wealthy countries, rather than give up a small portion of that wealth?

Once upon a time conservatives also believed in prosperity for everyone. Now the Neo-Liberal version  will happily kill, maim and starve to add to their individual wealth.

Those who believe their religion, wealth or power is worth killing for.

Are evil.

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