You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #9: I know WorseBeforeBetter.... you are right about 9/11 victims... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #5
9. I know WorseBeforeBetter.... you are right about 9/11 victims...
Most were Americans, but a lot of other citizens of the world died that day. The total was all was still less than 3,000. While I cherish each life, I don't believe anyone's life is more important just because of the way they died. I still remember my little brother's comment after the 9/11 attacks. He said it was sad they died, but then asked what about the tens of thousands who die in less dramatic ways every day. The ends of their lives were just as horrific and oftentimes their horror was much more prolonged.

It is sad how those on the right were so willing to spend unlimited amounts to avenge the deaths of the 9/11 victims, but not spend a dime to help people like my brother who was battling cancer. My brother lost his battle and had health care reform passed in 1994 my brother might still be alive. He was an Air Force veteran who worked 12 hours a day to support his son. But he didn't have health insurance and couldn't afford annual preventative physicals. It wasn't until he was rushed to the hospital one day when he was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. If the soulless conservatives not defeated health care reform in 1994 my brother's illness would probably have been detected a lot earlier when his chances of survival would have been dramatically better. In fact, his odds would have been 95%. But the same kind of soulless conservatives are trying to defeat health care reform again. They don't give a damn about people like my brother or the 43,000 others just like him who die every year.

What kind of people are these conservatives? Why are they so void of empathy and compassion? I know several self-professed 'christians' and they are against any reforms, and they often equate corporate profits to 'freedom', 'liberty' and 'patriotism'. They get their deluded thoughts from right wing radio and Fox News, and seem incapable of thinking on their own. Sometimes I wonder if there is a genetic deficiency in conservative extremists for them to behave and think the way they do. I even have an older brother and older sister, both conservative christians, and when my mom, dad and little brother got sick and spent months dying my older siblings did absolutely nothing to help. But they even blamed and attacked me because I am a liberal. I truly believe no one can be a conservative extremist and a christian at the same time. They are exact opposites.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC