RE: [asa] (Hitler) morals/ethics

From: Dehler, Bernie <>
Date: Fri Oct 23 2009 - 11:31:03 EDT

Hi IW-

 I meant it in this way:

 Today, the big nations don't fight each other (China, Russia, USA). That's because we learned we are too powerful and can mutually destroy each other. That's why we only fight with much smaller nations that we are pretty certain we can beat (USA vs. Iraq, USA vs. Afghanistan, Russia vs. Georgia, etc.). So in that way, we learned from history (WW1 and WW2).

 I think the Christians got political power at one point, abused it, and learned from it. Same with atheists. Next up, the Muslims. They might still need to learn, which is why Iran with a nuke is scary to a lot of people.

 But in terms of the holocaust, we say "that was terrible; never again." Yet we many times don't do anything when it happens still, because it is far from us and doesn't involve oil (such as Rwanda). To be fair, sometimes we do something, which shows some hope (like the USA going after Milosevik, of Yugoslavia/Serbia).


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of IW

Dehler, Bernie wrote:
> "Thousands of years of repeated 'blunders' and we still have not learned"
> If we hadn't learned, we would have already killed the planet with nukes, long ago (in the cold war).

That is not a logical statement Bernie. We have not learned ergo we
would have used nukes? On what basis can you make such a claim?


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