Alpine Summit

Sunday, May 14, 2006

United 93

I just got back from watching "United 93" with the parents, and it was outstanding. What was interesting (certainly not the only thing) was the one guy who, after learning there were 3 other suicide attacks had taken place, still thought the people could be reasoned with or wouldn't harm them if they just cooperated. In fact, he tried foiling their plan to retake the plane.

Hmm. Someone who thinks religious fanatics can be reasoned with? Someone who would rather help those same fanatics in achieving their goals than looking after their best interests? Someone who ignores the evidence proving them wrong? Someone who doesn't make any moral distinctions between those using violence to defend themselves and those who use violence to persecute and murder innocent people? That doesn't sound like any particular group in this country, does it?

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