- Jan 30, 2008
There is nothing that I'd kill for in cold blood. In the heat of the moment however, I have no idea what I'd be capable of.
Foreign attack is a contentious one, just look to the First World War where millions died in the trenches over what? Neither were seeking territorial conquest or to deny conquest: both sides resorted to such a combative military stance BECAUSE THE OTHER SIDE WAS! Germany and Austro-Hungarian Empire invaded France out of fear of a French invasion because French forces were so great to prevent and invasion by German forces. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian terrorist who represented no actual national government was just the trigger, any spark could have started the fire.Old Father Eternity said:The term *practical pacifism* comes to mind in relation to most things. Defending Ones country from a foreign attack? ... still needs more contemplation, while we have lived through several foreign reigns, I would rather not see another, especially considering the last one and that there are still people there who twitch about loosing their occupied territories.
Justice or Revenge. they're usually the same thing to me anyway.theparsonski said:Simple question really. What would drive you or draw you to taking a life?
For me, there are a number of things. I would kill for my country. I would kill if someone threatened me with the same. I would kill if someone threatened the people I love. I would never kill solely for personal gain.
How about you?
I am kind of from that school of thought too, with the Darwin award requirement of "Were people actually being intellagent injured/killed by the moron?" It is for that reason that I have less problems with people not wearing thier seatbelt, but plenty with them drinking and driving. If you drive drunk, odds are you will crash into someone else, thus you are not the only victum of your own stupidity. If you dont were a seatbelt, the odds of you killing someone is when you go flying through the windshield is laughably small.TestECull said:I disagree. If they know the consequences and risks and knowingly disregard both there is no tragedy. It's not tragic if someone sticks their head in a running wood chipper on a dare and gets sucked in. It's not tragic if someone breaks in and gets blasted to kingdom come. It's not tragic if someone drinks 9 gallons of beer and then slams into a bridge pier at 110MPH.