"You burn 'em, we build 'em."greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
A group of volunteers are rebuilding on the site of the Branch Davidian Church in Waco, Texas.
-- Liberty (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 1999
Good spot for an Arby's.
-- Lets (email@example.com), September 21, 1999.
A man who was able to escape from Mt. Carmel before the fire is one of those with his double-wide there. He was interviewed this week,...either Dateline, or 20/20.
-- Donna (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 1999.
We know who you are. But do you?
-- Liberty (email@example.com), September 21, 1999.
But of course my good man, but of course. 'WE',being?
-- ??? (???@???.???), September 21, 1999.
Lets, I think you are a close relative of Joseph Goebbels.
-- Elaine Seavey (Gods1sheep@aol.com), September 22, 1999.
"We" being those of us with souls, hearts and minds intact and fully functional.
Think about it: Your people burned a church, with babies in it, to send us all a message: "we are in control, and accountable to no one" (not a very sophisticated message, but a message nonetheless). Now you're on this forum, essentially urinating on the remains of these murdered innocents, mocking the attempt of a few devoted people to build something positive from the ashes of this shameful atrocity. My point being: you're not leaving me much work left for the likes of me, are you? With you at work, and your "cook 'em" mentality underscoring the heartlessness and sinister power-grubbing involved, and inpiring outrage and revulsion among every decent person on this forum, I can just go home and watch John Wayne movies, now can't I?
-- Liberty (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 22, 1999.
Correction: I meant Hermann Goebbels.
Liberty, I wonder how he will feel when they are battering down his home, throwing flammables into it, and shooting him as he tries to escape? Does he think that he is immune to attack because he thinks this way? I don't think so! Lots of people who initially supported the Nazi Party later became disaffected...and they ended up in those crematoriums, along with the Jews, Gypsies, and other "undesirables."
-- Elaine Seavey (Gods1sheep@aol.com), September 23, 1999.
It's a dominance/submission hierarchy thing. Ultimately, they're in it for the hormonal release that gives them. They imagine they are distinguished from the common run by being part of some elite, when they are in fact a completely disposable tool of powers they will never understand.
You're right. And even if he never becomes disaffected, and remains "loyal," they might at any point decide he's learned too much, or set him up to take the heat for the misdeeds of someone more important.
They eat their young.
-- Liberty (email@example.com), September 23, 1999.