Monday, July 24, 2006

The level of dialogue

Next time someone rants about how Conservatives like Ann Coulter lower the level dialogue remember the name, Betty Williams. Ms. Williams was a one time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who was speaking to hundreds of children at a recent “Earth Dialogues” forum when she told the kids, “Right now, I would love to kill George Bush.”

Note to U.S. Secret Service: You might want to put Betty Williams on some kind of a “watch list” in case she ever decides to spew her hateful insanity in America.

5 comments:

John said...

Yes, there are wackos in all parts of the political spectrum, something Comrade and I have acknowledged when criticizing Coulter.

Williams' comments are interesting, since she went on to say, "It's our duty as human beings, whatever age we are, to become the protectors of human life." Advocating killing to "protect life" - sounds like the same logic abortion clinic bombers use....

Dennis said...

John,

I'm with you in lumping Betty Williams among the "wackos" and I certainly agree with you in opposition to abortion clinic bombers, but do you really think that it is always wrong to advocate "killing to protect human life?"

John said...

I'm sure one could come up with scenarios (real or hypothetical) in which it would be justified. I just meant that, at first pass, that logic sounds twisted.

John said...

For some reason it's not counting my response in the tally of comments - maybe this will reset the counter....

Ed Merwin, Jr. said...

Dennis, in response to John said:
"...do you really think that it is always wrong to advocate "killing to protect human life?" My answer to this is, under certain circumstances, definitely YES. Legal terms might be "justifiable homicide", "self defense", etc. We have a right, philosophical and legal, to shoot a person who comes at our family with a firearm. Or a person who shoots at us, and we shoot back and fatally hit our attacker. These to me are cases of "killing to protect life".