Empty Days

Saturday, April 03, 2004



There is much outcry in the blogosphere about a rather volatile comment on DailyKos' blog concerning the lynching in Fallujah - for some reason, this guy decided that it was ok since those corpses were there for money (merceneries). Gee. How does that justify hanging them from a brigde? Or diminish the effect of corpses hanging from a bridge? Civilian contractors are also there for money etc.

It's an interesting comment for it says:

April 1, 2004 at 15:08:56 GMT
Every death should be on the front page

Let the people see what war is like. This isn't an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush's folly.
That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.


What's even more interesting is that after all the outcry he deleted this comment - it's now replaced by some wishy-washy stuff. I guess Kos must be seeing some sympathy for Bush now - you make mistakes, then you scramble to hide them and say it never happened or wasn't as bad as it looked. Heh.

Anyway. What I was going to say is this, and it's something to watch for at all times - people stop feeling human feelings when something goes against their ideology. It happened to Instapundit - who had nothing to say about the massacre when it happened. Why? Because it upset his idea of how everything is pretty much ok in Iraq. Then it happened to Kos - he stopped feeling because the popular reaction to this massacre went against his idea that everybody should hate this war as much as possible instead of wanting to punish the "bad guys".

All this bullshit about mercenaries was just a clever rationalization of that "ideological conflict" - that as long as you can't exploit an event to the advantage of your cause, you just can't care.

Instapundit, Kos, whoever. It's all the same bullshit and it happens all the time and you gotta watch out for it because it does screw up people's thinking quite enormously. Watch out for ideology gagging humanity. Heil Hitler :)





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