Monday, May 22, 2006

 

Sacrifices unmade, or merely not seen by the arrogant?

A letter written by two theology professors, and signed by more than 10 percent of the faculty, kicked off the opposition to Rice.

unspoken, that means nearly 90% had no problem with it. Since they felt no desire to sign the letter.


"On the levels of both moral principle and practical moral judgment, Secretary Rice's approach to international affairs is in fundamental conflict with Boston College's commitment to the values of the Catholic and Jesuit traditions and is inconsistent with the humanistic values that inspire the university's work," the letter said.

The Rev. David Hollenbach, one of the letter writers, has said he has no objection to Rice speaking, but said she doesn't deserve an honorary degree.
Steve Almond, an adjunct writing professor, resigned from his post over the matter.

"I think Americans have lost sight of the idea of sacrifice," he said. "This is a relatively small sacrifice for me."

Really?

Steve, you're blind. Sacrifices are being made all around you, by men and women wearing your nations uniform, by volunteers doing aid work in the world, and by simple working class people killing themselves to put food on the table for their children. Sacrifice! You have no flippin idea, not one about what that truely means.

Try dodging bullets and shrapnel,
try enforcing the laws behind a badge,
try caring for patients who's bodies are rent and ravaged,
try working yourself to death on low wages and high costs,
try working while in pain enough to make most men cry like a baby,
try living outside your academic bubble
try seeing what pain, what true sacrifice really is,
try getting a clue, then try getting some glasses.

Americans know what sacrifice is Steve, it's you and your friends who have forgotten.

Comments:
Good post. You're a good writer.
 
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