July 26, 2006


War for Peace

...In late January, former CNN NewsNight anchor Aaron Brown discussed the state of television news and feedback from viewers. As an example, he mentioned an e-mail which was sent to him by a peace protester who disliked the “inadequate” coverage by Brown and NewsNight of an anti-war march that had been held in Washington. The e-mailer explained, “I hope the violence visited on the people of Iraq will someday be visited on your children.”
...Yesterday in Australia, Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams, giving a speech to schoolchildren, proclaimed, “Right now, I would love to kill George Bush.” The children cheered.
...Apparently this “war for peace” idea is catching on. Even the peace movement likes it.


Blogger Ms. B said...

Spreading peace by answering one violent opinion or action with another. It's so ass-backwards it makes me ill.

July 26, 2006  
Blogger J.P. said...

Ms. Williams also said that she has a hard time with the word “non-violence,” because she doesn’t view herself as non-violent.

Now I’m not even sure how much “peace” is behind the Nobel Peace Prize, let alone the movement.

July 26, 2006  
Blogger Legally Insane said...

huamity: we are hypocrites all...

July 26, 2006  
Blogger J.P. said...

That reminds me of wanting to bring up my personal dilemma of being a free speech supporter but using a Google affiliate as my blog host.

Perhaps that shall be my next post.

July 26, 2006  
Blogger Wild Mtn Honey said...

I need to learn more about Betty Williams, she sounds like a fun chick.

p.s. Never heard of her until now.

July 26, 2006  
Blogger a.m. said...

JP brings up a good point about supporting free speech and using Google as a medium for communicating that message. Perhaps we should all have a bit more discretion in our methods of communication. I look forward to reading your post on that.

July 27, 2006  
Blogger soaf-a-loaf said...

Humans are humans. No matter how nice or humble one seems if he or she is suffered in hunger for six days, he or she also will become a savage. That's just human's nature.

July 28, 2006  

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