Posted by Jeff from bgp01107368bgs.wbrmfd01.mi.comcast.net (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 6:20PM :
In Reply to: Re: On Being Jealous Of Our Way Of Life posted by Julia from fisk246204.public.northwestern.edu (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 5:26PM :
: ++when is it ok for anyone to die? why look only at Iraqi children...how many other millions of kids suffer from oppressive regimes, or laws that do not provide sufficient provisions for them....why are so many people starving in Latin American countries and in other third world countries? Why are we doing nothing about them? Who has priority in receiving our help, members of our own ethnicity? people who have the least nutritional intake? countries that have the highest infant mortality rate? does our discretion apply only to people who look like us?
At the risk of sounding repetitive.... On the one hand, I agree with you somewhat, but on the other hand, there comes a time when you have to pick and choose. Perhaps Fred has fond memories of Iraq, after all, most Chaldeans - Assyrians are from there. Sure, you have your Turkeys and your Irans, and maybe even some of our people from Syria... but... Perhaps some of us want to travel back there one day and not have to worry about dying of radiation exposure, etc the minute we step foot on the soil? It's not "bad" for us to want to help our own, even if they ARE Muslim.
Also, not that this will make my argument any stronger, but why do you suppose the Jews send money to Israel? Why don't they send money to the Phillpines or Uganda? Why to Armenians send money to Armenia, or Latvians to Latvia? Do you know the answer? (Hint: They aren't all racists or "religionists")
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