View Poll Results: Would you sacrifice yourself? [Multiple Choice]

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  • For an innocent's life?

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  • For anyone's life?

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  • To protect a person from non-fatal harm? Please explain.

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Thread: Would you Die?

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    Would you Die?

    I have a few questions regarding life and sacrifice.


    1. Would you sacrifice yourself to save a loved one?

    2. Would you die for an innocent person?

    3. Would you die to save any person?

    4. Would you die to see any of these three escape harm?

    Why?

    *You can have multiple answers.
    Last edited by Wake; 06-05-11 at 05:22 PM.

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have a few questions regarding life and sacrifice.


    1. Would you sacrifice yourself to save a loved one?

    2. Would you die for an innocent person?

    3. Would you die to save any person?

    4. Would you die to see any of these three escape harm?
    One and two.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    One and two.
    Why not 3?

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Why not 3?
    I ain't gonna die for just any person. There exist many individuals on this earth who aren't worth the excrement that they **** out in the morning. I ain't dyin' for just anyone.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Can't deal with hypotheticals. I would only know if faced with those circumstances.

    A lot of people who say they would fight end up running; a lot of people who say they would run end up fighting. A lot of people who spend their lives thinking they're not afraid of death totally freak out when faced with it.

    It's unpredictable.

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Can't deal with hypotheticals. I would only know if faced with those circumstances.

    A lot of people who say they would fight end up running; a lot of people who say they would run end up fighting. A lot of people who spend their lives thinking they're not afraid of death totally freak out when faced with it.

    It's unpredictable.
    very true.

    It's kinda like asking "would you throw yourself on a grenade."
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I ain't gonna die for just any person. There exist many individuals on this earth who aren't worth the excrement that they **** out in the morning. I ain't dyin' for just anyone.
    But why? Aren't all lives precious?

    Only certain lives matter to you?

    What if by your perception you merely disliked the person? Would you allow him/her to die?

    Furthermore, how could you die for the ones you selected? We humans are deceitful. We have numerous flaws, so why die for them?

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have a few questions regarding life and sacrifice.


    1. Would you sacrifice yourself to save a loved one?

    2. Would you die for an innocent person?

    3. Would you die to save any person?

    4. Would you die to see any of these three escape harm?

    Why?

    *You can have multiple answers.


    Yes to all. It was a decision I made long ago when I decided to go into law enforcement, and the fact that I am no longer in LE for family reasons doesn't change my basic viewpoint. Yes, I am willing to risk death for a loved one, an innocent, or in some cases a stranger. I would risk death to protect a loved one from rape or other severe harm.

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    But why? Aren't all lives precious?
    No.

    Only certain lives matter to you?
    Yes.

    What if by your perception you merely disliked the person? Would you allow him/her to die?
    Not necessarily.

    Furthermore, how could you die for the ones you selected? We humans are deceitful. We have numerous flaws, so why die for them?
    The feelings of guilt that would torment you otherwise.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Would you Die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Can't deal with hypotheticals. I would only know if faced with those circumstances.

    A lot of people who say they would fight end up running; a lot of people who say they would run end up fighting. A lot of people who spend their lives thinking they're not afraid of death totally freak out when faced with it.

    It's unpredictable.
    Indeed.

    I meant to add this option, yet was too late.

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