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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 08:09 PM
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25. It wouldn't suprise me in the least if all of his fans, both here and elsewhere...
Edited on Mon Dec-25-06 08:10 PM by DRoseDARs
...never put their money where their mouths are and torch themselves. I'm sorry, but there are some acts and forms of protest that simply go beyond anything remotely approaching noble or admirable. If they hate life and living so much, why don't they just end their own lives in the blaze of "glory" they applaud and adore so much? Because working for change takes more work than dousing one's self in gasoline and lighting a match ... and they know it. The Vietnam War continued, the Chinese government still oppresses its people, the first Gulf War still happened, the Muslims are still immigrating into the EU, and until the 110th Congress takes serious action to counter President Bush the occupation of Iraq will also continue. Human torches are nothing more than an incredibly sad and revolting Human interest story, not a catalyst for change.

There's idealism and naive idealism, and then there's this romanticizing of self-immolation. Guess which of the three truly hampers us and our efforts to stop the conservatives...
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