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The Irreconcilable Conflict

faultroy Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 2:47 PM
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. But before we implement your incredibly noble ideas, can we tax the heck out of you and people like you for the next 50 years to pay for all these brilliant plans...let me guess,,,you work in the public sector...right?
James2785 Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 3:30 PM
Sorry, I'm in the 1%. You don't think we spend even more tax money propping up countries in the middle east, and fighting hopeless wars?
"Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,

"Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat."

Thus did Kipling, the Poet of Empire, caution the British about the Eastern world the Victorians and Edwardians believed to be theirs.

And with that world so inflamed against us, perhaps we should inspect more closely our irreconcilable conflict -- what Harvard's Michael Ignatieff calls "the fatal dialectic between Islamic rage and Western free speech." Consider first American values, as seen from an ACLU point of view.

Our establishment holds that not only is there to...