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Bali Bombings

Bjorn, Pret pbjorn at emh.org
Fri Oct 7 20:23:13 BST 2005


You misread: terrorism isn't funny; it's our response to it that begets the
dark nervous chuckles.  The War on Terror is an ironic farce.

Pret

-----Original Message-----
From: Ronald Gross [mailto:Rgross at harthosp.org] 
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 11:17 AM
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Subject: RE: Bali Bombings


Pret,
I find no comedy, black or otherwise, in the senseless death of innocent
civilians whose only crime was that they breathe, laugh, smile and want to
wake up the next day - and have no desire to die while they kill others for
their crime.
Ron

>>> pbjorn at emh.org 10/7/2005 10:12:43 AM >>>
Opinions, by nature, are always and never right.  What you're reading in my
missives is insufferable self-importance.  It's clearly misguided, a deep
character flaw which most folks learn to ignore.  The rest think I'm a
twerp.  I struggle with it.

That having been said, I still think the War on Terror is increasingly dark
comedy, with all the world the stage.

There I go again.

Pret

-----Original Message-----
From: docrickfry at aol.com [mailto:docrickfry at aol.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 9:37 AM
To: trauma-list at trauma.org 
Subject: Re: Bali Bombings


You apparently have missed my point--we understand them perfectly well--and
are dealing appropriately on that basis--someone points a gun to your head,
the first thing you want to do is understand them? I think the action is
perfectly understandable all on its own.  Understanding the culture and
people is perfectly appropriate, and I never disagreed with that--but the
people over there and these murderers are two different things.  Kind of
like someone over there looking at Charles Manson as being the stereoptype
of America--understanding him and understanding us are quite different from
one another.   Well, OK, each to his own.....I do hope you are not about to
try to make the point that YOUR opinion above is somehow the RIGHT one, are
you?  Because that is the impression I get....
ERF 
 
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