Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss
CDNBear, I never said I wasn't going to read it. Nor did I say Chomsky was my hero. For the purposes of this thread, I just wanted to see what particular criticism the author had and going through every single one of those really is a waste of time for this thread. When I get to put a night cap on, I'll check it out.
I hope it wakes you up, that's a pun, not a shot, and is meant as an LOL, not a gotchya.
I just don't think posting a link to 200 lies about Chomsky really accomplished much for you.
What makes you think I was in an active debate? I posted that to JBeee, there is no debate with JBeee. I was just showing that Chomsky is a liar. I don't care whether or not it attacks the very context of that video.
Now, If you want to start a thread on Chomsky, feel free, I'll be more then tickled pink to dissect the man in public.
Your justification for why we should have gone to war is that the U.S. acts in its own self interest and manifest destiny.
More then just gone to war, why the US does anything. Why anybody does anything. And this actually comes back to Utilitarianism, pleasure.
The US will act in the interest of US, be it humanitarian or authoritarian. For the purposes of providing for its corporate structure and people. That's not to say it's always overtly positive, or without inherent dangers, but that is what the talking heads like Chomsky, like to call "US Imperialism".
Well, clarify those principles a bit further and show why they are an ethical justification for why the U.S. was in Afghanistan.
This all depends greatly on what you find pleasurable, what you place value in. Mineral wealth in Afghanistan isn't anything new. I'm under no delusions that 9/11 was an excellent excuse to feed US interests with access to new mineral bodies, or their share of oil explorations.
Now, if you weigh the cost of life to that of the interests of the whole of the nation waging the war, your formulated opinion, is either or, based solely on how you crunch the numbers.
It doesn't matter that I think that a cost of human lives (Friend or Foe), no matter how much it actually bothers me, is worth the prosperity and level of comfort of the west.
I'm not a pretender. I actually understand the costs. I actually observe the causation and understand the why, while my gut is wrenched by the tiny faces of dead children, or mutilated mothers. The only difference is, I don't sit back on those morals, that show my humanity, in the comfort of my home, with my car in the drive way and keyboard at my finger tips. And point bony finger at those that would wage that war in my interest, while lived comfortably off of their exploits.
The day I see a blogger say, "That's it, I quit. I can't use the internet, my car, or live in my house. Because I am exploiting the benefits of the wars waged in the interest of my nation. That provides me the luxuries I consume." , is the day I stop calling people that post the nonsense Jbee post's, and all those that jump on board with him, "morally bankrupt, ethically challenged, hypocrites".