Anyways, you’re totally barking up the wrong tree. It’s off-topic, but this excerpt from the (otherwise shallow) movie “Clerks” explains my exact sentiments of those who died in the American Imperial Death Star:
DANTE: All right, so even if independent contractors are working on the Death Star, why are you uneasy with its destruction?
RANDAL: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed - casualties of a war they had nothing to do with.
(notices Dante’s confusion)
All right, look-you’re a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia - this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn’t ask for that. You have no personal politics. You’re just trying to scrape out a living.
The BLUE-COLLAR MAN joins them.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Excuse me. I don’t mean to interrupt, but what were you talking about?
RANDAL: The ending of Return of the Jedi.
DANTE: My friend is trying to convince me that any contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when the space station was destroyed by the rebels.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Well, I’m a contractor myself. I’m a roofer…
(digs into pocket and produces business card)
Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer’s personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.
RANDAL: Like when?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Three months ago I was offered a job up in the hills. A beautiful house with tons of property. It was a simple reshingling job, but I was told that if it was finished within a day, my price would be doubled. Then I realized whose house it was.
DANTE: Whose house was it?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Dominick Bambino’s.
RANDAL: “Babyface” Bambino? The gangster?
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: The same. The money was right, but the risk was too big. I knew who he was, and based on that, I passed the job on to a friend of mine.
DANTE: Based on personal politics.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: Right. And that week, the Foresci family put a hit on Babyface’s house. My friend was shot and killed. He wasn’t even finished shingling.
RANDAL: No way!
BLUE-COLLAR MAN: I’m alive because I knew there were risks involved taking on that particular client. My friend wasn’t so lucky.
pauses to reflect
You know, any contractor willing to work on that Death Star knew the risks. If they were killed, it was their own fault. A roofer listens to this… taps his heart Not his wallet.[/quote]
I cannot even believe what I just read. That is the most amazing logical disconnect I have ever seen. You must be dumber than I thought.
Kailish, do you seriously believe that those people working in the WTC “knew the risks” of working in a skyscraper when the took a white collar desk job?