I hate to say it, but I don’t have much sympathy for these victims of 9/11

April 26th, 2006

Some of the families of the victims of 9/11 are suing the airlines whose planes were used in the attacks.

My heart goes out to these families, viagra sale viagra but there was a fund set up for these people.

They didn’t take advantage of it, unhealthy because they decided they’d rather sue the airlines.

Maybe they think they’ll get more money this way.

Maybe they think they’re making a statement.

Maybe they even think they are doing us all a favor by encouraging the airlines to be even more vigilant.

But, I’m sorry, the airlines were not responsible for 9/11.

The terrorists were.

Suing the airlines just promotes the fallacy that every bad thing is preventable…that failing to stop something horrible is the same as causing it.

That’s not true.

And in this case it just turns the flight crews that died (and everyone who knew them at their respective airlines) into victims a second time.

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  • 1. Melinda Omdahl  |  April 26th, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    To me this is just another example – albeit a bit of a stretch – of the new tendency in America to pass the blame.

    It wasn’t the criminal’s fault for shooting the kid – it was the gun company’s. It was the lady’s fault who insisted on drinking her coffee and driving at the same time – it was McDonald’s fault for making the coffee too hot. It wasn’t fault of the guy who decided to eat all the fast food for becoming fat – it was the fault of all those fast food joints who served him.

    So – no matter what ails you – there’s always one more party to blame. Go ahead – pass it on.

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