Thursday, June 20, 2013

Consicentious Objection: Discuss

NSA leaker Edward Snowden:
He said he decided to leak information after becoming disenchanted with President Barack Obama, who he said had continued the policies of predecessor George W. Bush. "I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things ... I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under," he told the Guardian newspaper, which published a video interview with him on its website.
Mob executioner  John Martorano
“Family and friends come first. ... My father always taught me that. The priests and the nuns I grew up with taught me that. They taught me that Judas — Judas was the worst person in the world.” ...

Mr. Martorano ... who has confessed to at least 20 murders, took offense at being called a “mass murderer,” did not like the term “hit man” and rejected the label “serial killer.”

He preferred the term “vigilante,” seeing in it the noble pursuit of protecting friends and family, especially if they were being hurt or double-crossed or could be hurt or double-crossed. ...

1 comment:

Bob Lawless said...

Weak comparison (at best) based on differing motivations. Even if clouded by delusions of grandiosity, Snowden believed himself to be acting in the best interest of others. Martorano only believes himself to be acting in self-interest.