Tuesday, August 15, 2006

George Soros in the WSJ on war on terror as metaphor

George Soros writes in today's WSJ, Tuesday, August 15, 2006, that the war on terror indulges a mistaken metaphor. He has said this quite often. What I found most interesting in the op-ed was the following paragraph (which he has also said quite often):

Fourth, the war on terror drives a wedge between "us" and "them." We are innocent victims. They are perpetrators. But we fail to notice that we also become perpetrators in the process; the rest of the world, however, does notice. That is how such a wide gap has arisen between America and much of the world.

(The full op-ed is behind a subscriber wall at the Wall Street Journal, but can be read here at GeorgeSoros.com.)

17 comments:

Petro said...

Arguments from deeply argued philosophical positions should be met with well reasoned rebuttal.

To Mr. Soros I say horsesh!+.

This is the sort of nit-wit moral equivalance that says that Navy Seals and Suicide Bombers are the same thing, that Firefighters and Terrorists have the same moral strength.

Soros is a billionare idiot.

To be sure when we go to war innocents get hurt, but WE try to avoid hurting them, and when WE find our troops deliberately targeting/raping/murdering civilians we put them on trial and when found guilty we lock them up.

*THEY* promote them.

And why the rest of the world doesn't see it this way? Well, their media isn't structured the way ours is, and even "ours" gets caught by:

http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2006/08/corruption-of-media.html
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3330818905742409257&q=funny+video&hl=en

Once you start to realize how the media outside the US is structured (trade unions/guilds controlling access, government censorship etc.) it becomes even more clear that what is avaible is not to be trusted.

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