Started by Amber, Oct 15, 2002, 08:10 PM
The "If, then" statement during war-time changes to "If ___ man is to survive, then ___ he must eradicate all threats to his life."
When America was attacked on 9-11, that gave her full moral right to do whatever she had to to save *America*
The 'ends' we want to achieve is eradicating all threats to our security. The 'means' we can use to do that are: whatever ones we have to. Whatever atrocity we commit, including killing innocents, is distinctly not America's fault
America's goal, right now, is to win the war.
How is it that you come to support violence to eliminate people's freedoms and claim you are an Objectivist?
A proper war is one fought with the most effective weapons we possess (Rumsfeld reportedly refuses, correctly, to rule out nuclear weapons). And it is one fought in the manner most beneficial to the American cause, regardless of the suffering and death this will bring to countless innocents caught in the line of fire. Only this approach ensures that the war will be won as quickly as possible, and with the fewest American casualties.
Indeed,it's interesting to compare Amber's article with the feminist ideology.There was one feminist woman ( I think it was Catharine McKinnon) who said that a woman is raped when she *feels* violated.
When has Iraq __EVER__ attacked the US?
What ? The war has already started and nobody told me anything ?