Wednesday, May 26, 2004

More diction for your day

Fox is trying to rewrite conventionally understood terms (as well as American foreign policy, it seems) sometimes to almost absurd results, as this post from the Libertarian Jackass blogs.

It is interesting to ponder the differences between American and Arabic culture when it comes to suicide. In this country, it seems less of a political statement than it is the ultimate expression of selfishness. I wonder how many bridge-jumpers there are in the Middle East? Ponder for a moment death as a luxury, death as a necessity, and killing as a necessity.

Don't send those angry emails - I don't think killing should ever be viewed as necessary. But the more we think on these things, the closer we - perhaps - get to understanding everyone's motivations here.

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