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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Flawed Conclusions - Phila. Inquirer January 3, 2005

I recently found myself in a conversation where a friend's wife tried to convince me that the terror attacks of 9/11 were the only way a very frustrated al-Qaida could express their "justified" rage. I felt like I was in an advance screening of Sean Penn's "When Liberals Attack" as I tried to imagine how those who jumped off of the 100th floor of the Twin Towers to escape the incinerating heat would have responded.
It suddenly became clear to me that she and other "civilized elite" like her often come to flawed conclusions that pave the way for psychopathic dictatorships. It's as if they'd even vote for Hitler if he were to promise enough "for the good of the people" legislation. Oh, wait a minute; that's how Hitler got elected in the first place.
I don't know. Maybe I'm still angry. I wonder if 160 million Americans and I can get a group discount on therapy. We didn't become the land of the free by being the home of the helpless and passive. Maybe it's just that I'm glad that I live where slightly more than half of us still understand the meaning of "Never Again".

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