Sunday, May 22, 2005

Hypocrisy Watch: Free Press v. Incitement

So, stories about violating sacred texts cause violence; actual violations of the Geneva Conventions don't. If there weren't a free press, we could get away with anything... It's funny, because for a long time we used to say that Japan was a shame culture and the West was a guilt culture. In other words, in Japan you could do anything if you didn't get caught and it wasn't in the wrong context; in the West there were intrinsic rights and wrongs which were internalized. I think we've finally proven that, for the political elites in this country, doublespeak, doublethink and testicular virility have made intrinisic ethics and rules untenable. They must be shamed. or impeached. [via Sideshow]

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