In spite of it being yet another dreary day here in Neverland, and the promise to myself to stay in today and get everything done that was on my 'to do' list, I decided to go on a quick shopping outing with Desere. An outing which proved fruitful, since I was able to find some new kitchen towels, something that I was in need of. I also found a few things that I didn't need, but isn't that always the case?
This morning over breakfast, Marcel and I (more me than Marcel), were listening to Anderson Cooper 360 that I'd DVR'd last night. They were playing President Obama's speech and when he began discussing the closure of Guantanimo Bay 'Gitmo' and how there would be no torture and abuse of terrorists, Marcel gave a quick, "He's Right".
Since it was something that we've never discussed, I asked him why he felt that way, and he responded with the fact that no one should be beaten and abused, terrorist or not, because after all, 'they are people too'. (His words.)
That actually sparked a debate between the two of us, because I feel quite the opposite, at least where terrorists are concerned.
I believe that ALL people should be treated with respect and dignity, BUT, I believe when you make the choice to cause terrorist acts that can ultimately be responsible for hundreds if not thousands of lives, you give up that right to be treated with dignity and respect.
Marcel disagrees, and we stand at the point that we agree to disagree.
Marcel says that beating them to get information is pointless, because they've been trained not to break. In that respect, he's probably right, but I believe it's worth a try.
I'm a very non-violent person, but this is actually something I feel pretty strongly about.
To some, it may seem like a contradiction in terms, but it's clear in my eyes.
I see it along the same lines as those who are sexual predators and who have been convicted of sex crimes.
Many, if not all of them feel that after they've served their time in prison that they should be afforded the same right to privacy as anyone else, where I feel that they gave up that right the moment they chose such a crime against another human being. I personally want to know where the child sex offenders are in my neighborhood. Wouldn't you?
So tell me, how do you feel? I'm curious.
My Gratitude List for February 25, 2009.
Today I'm Grateful For:
1- Orange Cranberry Compote from Williams-Sonoma, which is the best I've ever eaten.
2- My friend D., who I've been out of contact with for many years, made contact with me through Facebook.
3- Flannel sheets on those cold, dreary days.
4- My friends, my 'true blues', whom I love dearly.
5- Getting coupons in the mail- out of the blue. I love, love, love myself a bargain.