[ExI] The Death Toll Imbalance in the Mideast War

Olga Bourlin fauxever at sprynet.com
Mon Jun 8 13:44:10 UTC 2009

From: "Stefano Vaj" <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 3:48 AM

> I do not resent the US for... being the US, i.e., for protecting both
> their interests and their ideas about "morality" as best as they can.
> I sometimes resent many US citizens' hypocritical attitudes as to this
> fact, not to mention their scandal when foreign peoples do just the
> same.
> I also believe that such lack of candor and perspective may not be in
> the best long-term interest of American people themselves.

Quote that is apropos:

"I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves too wise 
not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish 
schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock 
patriotism: 'Our country, right or wrong!' They will not fail to recognize 
that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this 
and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the 
watchword of true patriotism: 'Our country-when right to be kept right; when 
wrong to be put right."
Carl Schurz,  The Policy of Imperialism, Speeches, Correspondence and 
Political Papers of Carl Schurz, vol. 6, pp. 119-20 (1913).


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