Sully provided us with this quote yesterday:
"All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts.
A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side … The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them" — George Orwell
He says that the person who originally posted it wanted to make a statement on Ghaza, but that he feels it applies to The US of the Bush adminstration. I am not going to debate either statements, and you are welcome to do si if you will. I am just amazed that someone as smart as those two men haven't figured out the golden rule of humanity yet. And if you didn't either, allow me to let you in on the secret:
We, all of us, are simply making it up as we go. We always have, and we always will. There are no real rules, fixed or elastic.
That is all!