Forum: Liquid Lounge
[DELETE] Looking at the news out of Syria - are suicide car bombs a legitimate tool of revolution? funkmop New
[DELETE] Bioweapons are pretty hard to target. I think the question "does the end justify the means" janedoe New
[DELETE] Precisely - I agree with every word in your post here - but it begs the question "Where does the line lie?" funkmop New
[DELETE] We seem to have drawn different conclusions based on what was "learned" in Hiroshima and Nagasaki... funkmop New
"They started it, so we sank to their level, but only to defeat them."
One's principles are not a mere garment of convenience, are they?
You talk casually about this calculus of death where we select "as cheap and efficient a way as possible in terms of both lives and $$$" to win.
I'm not at all convinced that it's that simple - in fact, I'm absolutely certain that it isn't - nor should it be.
If we betray our principles merely to win, we don't win anything much,
What is life without honor? Mere brute existence. Not the sort of thing you want to reject on a whim, I grant you, but is it REALLY enough for you?
Not for me, I hope.
I pray I never have to do that calculation for those stakes, but I refuse to believe that mere practicality and efficiency are the only yardsticks by which we should measure our actions.
That's my opinion, at any rate...
If you don't defeat them, then you, your values, and your definition of honor become extinct and gone forever... RandyH New
Obviously it is better not to fight at all. Obviously it is better to win without compromising values... RandyH New