August 05, 2004


That war cheerleaders website berated me for saying that I value an American life over a non-American one. So I supposed that site's owner will also berate this Muslim woman for saying "the blood of a Muslim is for us more precious than the Ka’ba , but the blood of [Paul Johnson] is the blood of a dog because he is an idolatrous infidel.”

But I won't hold my breath waiting for it...

Posted by Sarah at August 5, 2004 07:20 AM

You should value an American over others, especially the enemy. It's situtational though. I mean who would value Jeffery Dahmer's life over Mother Theresa's?

But all else being equal an American's life IS more important than another's life (at least it should be to all Americans). To the critics valuing the life of your countryman over others in an EXTREMELY limited scenario is wrong, because they don't see that life is broad and that this scenario is limited. It doesn't take into account, say, twenty little girls versus one American girl. We're talking about the answer to a specific question whose answer is based on your morals and ethics. They see the answer as the entirety of your morals and ethics. Don't know why. Perhaps their own morals are simply that limited and they assign their own shortcomings to you.


Posted by: Kalroy at August 7, 2004 02:47 AM