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Saturday, July 09, 2005
Keeping in mind what is really important
The most important lesson of 77, and one I deathly fear we are going to forget, is that our problems are more important than those of others.
I don’t know a single person who has died of the African death disease and I don’t care to. On the other hand, I, a typical midwestern, know exactly 63 people who died on the worst day in human history. The worst day in British history was of course smaller –don’t fear, their best days can’t hold even a small candle to our average days- I only know one person, Bucky Downs, who died on Thursday simply for living as a person who was as free as a person can possibly be when not living in the greatest country God ever created.
These people in Britain are very real to me. I can feel them and because of that, their lives matter. Now, if the talk radio callers I heard yesterday are right, and they most certainly are, we have a whole bunch of people in their countries to kill.