JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/07/quote-of-day.html (3 comments)

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jsid-1184383300-577196  Tam at Sat, 14 Jul 2007 03:21:40 +0000


Here's the big politically-incorrect shocker:

If "Kelli" had never posted on Unc's blog, and had shuffled off her mortal coil last night, how would I have ever known?

I think it's fatuous of me to claim to be concerned with the safety or health of someone whose existence I'm not aware of in even the most abstract fashion. I bear no particular ill-will towards the human race, but the fact remains that a million people could disappear from London, Shanghai, or New York tomorrow, and unless I read about it on cnn.com, I wouldn't even be aware that it happened.

When I was in high school, a friend in my class passed away of sudden natural causes. He was one of the geeks; the nerds. The next day, cheerleaders were lined up outside the special "grief counselor" office, in absolute hysterics. They didn't even know his name the day before. It was a harsh and early lesson in the inappropriateness of feigning concern over the fate of someone who you didn't even know existed five minutes ago.

I don't know who this "Kelli" person is. I don't know if she's real or a sock puppet. I do know that there are real human beings in my life that I am concerned about, and I won't cheapen those finer feelings by faking a concerngasm for a phantasm.

jsid-1184383962-577197  Kevin Baker at Sat, 14 Jul 2007 03:32:42 +0000

I understand your point, Tam, and I believe you understand mine. Yes, you don't care specifically about "Kelli," but you do care about the people that "Kelli" and her ilk want to disarm: US - even those of us you don't know and never will.

I want to educate "Kelli" and those like her - before they get the kind of education that they might not ever recover from.

jsid-1184622658-577256  thirdpower at Mon, 16 Jul 2007 21:50:58 +0000

Unfortunately, the "Kelli's" and "macca's" won't allow themselves to be educated. They wish to remain willfully ignorant. It's the one's who K & M keep trying to influence are the ones I hope to educate.

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