Re: "Truth" (Was [asa] The Singularity)

From: Janice Matchett <>
Date: Fri Jun 01 2007 - 12:21:55 EDT

At 10:04 AM 5/29/2007, Dave Wallace wrote:

>For those interested. ~ Janice
>[2] Picture:
>"claptrap .. . in 73-74 we spent a month touring Europe where we
>found some citizens of the USofA wearing Canadian flags as
>camouflage and when we asked them where they are from they would
>sheepishly admit to living south of the 49th parallel .." ~ Dave Wallace

@ If any "citizen of the USoA" (such as those you mention above)
would make remarks like that to me, my response would echo the same
sort of response that "Col. Jessep" made to the shallow, ungrateful
twits (Weinburg and Kaffe) in the quotes Jack provided this morning,
which I have copied and pasted at # [3] below. The "Col.'s" contempt
for the opinions of such mentalities parallels mine.

Four things:

[1] "The American people have a great genius for splendid and
unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the
destinies of an afflicted mankind." ~ Pope Pius
Encyclicals [snip]
<>Humani Generis,
promulgated in 1950, acknowledged that
<>evolution might
accurately describe the biological origins of human life, but at the
same time criticized those who "imprudently and indiscreetly hold
that evolution... explains the origin of all things". The encyclical
reiterated the Church's teaching that, whatever the physical origins
of human beings, the human soul was directly created by God.[44]
While Humani Generis was significant as the first occasion on which a
pope explicitly addressed the topic of evolution at length, it did
not represent a change in doctrine for the
Catholic Church. As early as 1868, Cardinal
<>John Henry
Newman wrote, "the theory of Darwin, true or not, is not necessarily
atheistic; on the contrary, it may simply be suggesting a larger idea
of divine providence and
skill."[45] ..."

[2] Reality/truth 101 for the self-loathing, weak-minded (like the
citizens of the USofA wearing Canadian flags as

[3] The quotes Jack provided: "Here are the quotes from Jack
Nicholson (As Col. Jessep) in " A Few Good Men" regarding truth:

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls
have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt.
Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly
fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have
that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That
Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my
existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk
about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.
We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the
backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a
punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain
myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very
freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I
provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your
way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post.
Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

And being interrogated by Tom Cruise as Kaffe:

Col. Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I'm entitled.
Col. Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth.
Col. Jessep: You can't handle the truth. ~ Jack
<> Subject: Re: [asa] Truth Fri, 01 Jun 2007
06:18:25 -0500


[4] "Don't hear much these days about the Iraqis working with Libya
to build nukes." - popdonnelly

No, you

7 posted on 05/29/2007 10:31:14 PM EDT by Matchett-PI

~ Janice ... "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which
thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has
nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more
important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and
has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions
of better men than himself." ~ John Stuart Mill

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