"While Dan Rather attempts to rationalize the network's heartless decision to air this despicable 'terrorist propaganda video,' it is beyond our comprehension that any mother, wife, father or sister should have to relive this horrific tragedy and watch their loved one being repeatedly terrorized," the family said.
"Terrorists have made this video confident that the American media would broadcast it and thereby serve their exact purpose. By showing this video, CBS or any other broadcaster willing to show it proves that they fall without shame into the terrorists' plan."
-- Mariane Pearl, May 15, 2002
Yeah, because those countries that idolize sloth and indolence do SO WELL in the world.
Average Americans are wedded to a culture of indolence (rest in preference to work), not leisure, which values rest after work. This is why they live in such squalid conditions. To do otherwise would be to privilege work, which would be contrary to their ideological predilections. It is also why they have such an irresponsibly large number of children, whom they mercilessly exploit by requiring them to care for them as they age. Then, when the children mature and have children of their own, they themselves obtain the opportunity to exploit their own offspring and achieve indolence. Average Americans also have no incentive to save or improve because they know the government will step in to stop it.
Funny how it's OK if you ridicule them online, but you're too chicken to do it to their face.
when in truth a sheetrock wall has more common sense than that person does.
I think you and the wall have something in common, but it's doubtful you'll ever see it. It's not surprising you're anti-intellectual. Educated people are frequently more informed than you and it gets under your skin, doesn't it? This is your way of getting back at them. Fuck you, and fuck your anti-intellectual friends. Go back to your friend Sarah Palin, retard.
"all of these cultural rituals are a waste of time "
Get a clue, humans have culture. If you don't follow their cultural norms, no matter who they are, they're not going to accept you. It is already amazing how tolerant Westerners are in 2014, and apparently that's just not good enough. Just imagine showing up to some hipster gathering in a suit and tie and watch yourself be ostracized in the exact same way.