WikiLeaks posted a video effectively claiming that US soldiers purposefully killed civilians. Here is the video: www.collateralmurder.com. And even the most rational people seem to completely lose their ability to think. Now, I hate war. I hate civilians dying. I think it’s a tragedy. But that doesn’t mean that we should lose our ability to think analytically when looking at various events.
I think this is a fairly decent response to the video: http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/39215.
This is why I think there is a need for a solid online debating system that would allow good individual participation without leading to circular discussions…
For some really depressing ignorance, check out Digg: http://digg.com/world_news/Classified_US_military_video_depicting_slaying_of_Iraqis
I don’t understand how people can be so focused on their position that instead of reasonable dialog , they go on emotional diatribes choosing to vilify rather than think. Depressing. My only hope is that those vocal are a minority when compared to those thinking.