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  • dcgaffer commented on the blog post Late Night: And Then

    2011-05-02 21:13:20View | Delete

    My father in law (now passed away) was one of the most reasonable and gentlest man I’ve met. He also was on an aircraft carrier and survived the Kamikaze waves at Okinawa. One time I said something complementary about the Japanese, and I nearly was banished from his household. Perfectly understandable for a survivor, though I was shocked by it.

    The vulgarity is when we cheer for death like its a sports competition. But again, how is that new? From the Romans Colosseum to the ladies who attended the daily guillotine sessions in Paris during the French revolution, the instinct is not peculiar to us.

  • dcgaffer commented on the blog post Late Night: And Then

    2011-05-02 20:55:46View | Delete

    Yes its is vulgar, while reason prevails.

    But then one thinks back on the someone jumping from the 100th floor of the burning WTC, and realizes that some family member will never, ever escape either in media or their mind’s eye, of the last moment of their loved one’s life.

    The blood lust is wrong, and oh so human. If the bloodlust is limited to OBL who set set this all in motion (to large a claim for anyone admittedly) then maybe we can can get back to stomping out the bloodlust for arabs, or muslims and other whole classes of nations or peoples.