01 August 2005

Attention Getting

Nineteen followers of Islam board airplanes and fly them into buildings, killing themselves and thousands of innocent people.

We then see videos of joyous dancing and celebrating in Palestine.
Most everyone else in the world is horrified.


A single Buddhist Monk steps into a street in front of video cameras, douses himself with gasoline and strikes a match........then meditates as he is consumed by the flames.

I can't speak about how Palestinians reacted to this, but I know the rest of the world asked, with respect, "what would cause someone to do that?"

Which attention getting method earns more total support for their cause?

I think I know the answer.

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