Re: Lessons Learned: Iraq War Redux? (Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt)
Originally Posted by stephanie
I think when you say something like this, though, people read you as saying Israel shouldn't exist, and I don't believe that's your point.
it would also imply that the US shouldn't exist if that were a valid interpretation of his point. I think what is useful in that analogy is precisely the fact that the founding of america on genocide, although odious, doesn't mean that we think america shouldn't exist. I take Wonder's point to be designed implicitly so as not to give that impression that you think it gives.
civil disobedience a problem? NO! Our problem is that people are OBEDIENT all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. -HZ