Saturday, June 23, 2007

Digby outs himself as... herself!

Digby has long been one of my blogospheric heroes and the only thing that will have to change as a result of her coming out on Tuesday is my use of pronouns when I gush about her in the future. Digby accepted an award on behalf of all liberal bloggers at the Take Back America Conference in Washington. Her acceptance speech is here.

Now that I'm back in my (heavenly coastal cool) secure bunker, I want to get back to regularly scheduled programming. But first I have to thank all of you who have sent me kind emails and written comments here and around the blogosphere. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but I feel much better now --- not just because it's over, but because I realize that my tribe is filled with such generous, warm hearted people that I should never have been so terrified in the first place.
Back at it:
I hate to retreat so quickly to my vituperative blogger persona, but this is just outrageous. Via Julia, I see that George Bush once again shows his philosophical depth:
Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical -- and it is not the only option before us.
Right. That's a perfectly respectable philosophy that's been held by many great people for centuries. It's called pacifism and it's about as far from the philosophy of this bloodthirsty boor as you can get.

In fairness, he may not realize that because when his briefers discuss the wanton killing of little Iraqi or Afghan children, it's not called "destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life" it's called "collateral damage."

This man led an invasion of a country that posed no immediate threat in the name of "giving birth" to a new democracy and saving the Iraqis from a madman. He is responsible for a whole lot of killing of fully formed human lives which he constantly claims was in the hopes of saving other human lives. In fact, he continues to insist that all this Iraqi carnage will be worth it one day because the US will have brought all the survivors freedom, which is a wonderful value, but since George W. Bush's idea of freedom could more accurately be defined as chaos, it's likely that many Iraqis hardly find the trade-off worthwhile.

I'm not sure we need to hear any more lectures on ethics from a man who thinks that blastocysts in a petri dish cannot be destroyed in the interest of saving the lives of others, but hundreds of thousands of people can be violently killed in order to carry out a deluded American Enterprise Institute political science experiment.


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