Tuesday, June 13, 2006

No Man is an Island

I caught some flack over criticizing the NY POST's "GOTCHA" headline, but here goes, with one of the central statements of our culture:

No Man is an Island''

No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee.

-- John Donne

The choice is clear: you are like Zarqawi, to whom these words would mean nothing, or you align yourself with Western Civilization.

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