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Journal Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: Noamal: "Naming our murder weapons after victims..." 4

It's like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk... It's as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes "Jew" and "Gypsy."

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.

"We" might not...

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Noamal: "Naming our murder weapons after victims..."

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  • Then I guess the Germans and Japanese were murder victims in WWII as well. I'd say we're naming our defensive weapons after our valiiant former foes.

    If they'd killed Bush, I doubt the outcome would have been any different; Hussein would have still hung.

    Who was the goober who said all that? I'll click the link when I get home.

  • We name some of our biggest and most expensive weapons after famous Americans: The USS Abraham Lincoln, for example. It's done out of respect. I believe the naming of the Apache and Tomahawk were also out of respect. Naming of things after people or groups is not always an insult.

    I think a lot of the way such a naming, or using of someone else's culture is taken has to do with the spirit in which it is used.

    If I play "Gypsy Jazz" it's a respectful use of a term that is not always used respectfully. I d

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