Suicides worthy and unworthy was Re: What if...?
g.maclennan at qut.edu.au
Tue Apr 2 14:19:49 MST 2002
>The general pattern is commonplace: when "we" do it (whatever) it is
>heroic or smart or something praiseworthy; when "they" do it, it is a
>crime against humanity or mere savagery or etc.
It is as Chomsky & Herman say in Manufacturing Consent - There are victims
- worthy and unworthy. When Ramallah is under siege who gives a damn? -
But now Sarajevo - Well that's very different.
re Suicide when it is worthy it becomes 'self-sacrifice'. Check out the
old John Ford move Fort Apache and the death of Col Thursday (Henry
Fonda). He has become separated from his regiment but mounts a horse and
rejoins them knowing that is certain death. Now that is a worthy fantasy.
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