Quote from stevielynn
Jnette . . . Where was the outrage when the burned, charred bodies of Americans were dragged through the streets in Fallujah? I was going to post some photos of the charred bodies, some hanging from a bridge but it is just too gruesome.
Steph, I've heard this before, believe me.
The outrage is that WE proclaim to take the high road... that WE purport to have the morals and values we wish to bring to other "less fortunates" and those "less civilized". The outrage is that while we "expect" our enemy not to value human life and dignity as WE do...
... we have proven that hypocracy reigns supreme. The sooner we look in the mirror and acknowlege our own visiousness, sickness, and doublestandards the better off we will be.
The outrage is that there are those who attempt to project the blame of this horrendous turn of events on anything and anybody but our own. I say we keep the blame squarely on the shoulders of those involved... all the way to to top.
Acknowlegement of our own ugliness and faults is the first step which MUST be taken before we can ever hope to be healed and whole. To worry about what OTHERS do and/or don't do is like the spoiled child pouting "Bobby didn't clean HIS room... why am I
the one getting in trouble?"