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We’re not the only people on this island!

March 21, 2006

I was watching the first season of Lost on DVD the other day and was reminded of the following scene, which has haunted me since I first saw it last year.

The scene opens as the castaways confront Jin, who is suspected of setting fire to a raft Michael had spent a long time building. Jin’s wife Sun has also just revealed that she, unlike her husband, actually speaks English.

It’s not a perfect metaphor, but Locke’s reaction to the crowd pretty sums up my reaction to the bickering over this War. I very much identify with Locke’s character: a bit crazed, possessing a
dangerous faith, yet committed to self-preservation. He’s an excellent
strategist, perceptive and wise. Part of me would like to be more like
him. I think his words are especially appropriate on the 3rd anniversary of this War. I wish people would stop arguing and just get the job done.

PS. Let me know if you have any technical difficulties. I’d like to do more video clips if they work.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2006 3:16 pm

    Hi Count,

    Me too, but it’s not going to happen. There are too many Americans who have an emotional vested interest in seeing failure in Iraq. It is very sad that the Iraqi people have to fight the terrorists in their own country, and all of the saboteurs in America and around the world.

    God bless our soldiers, the innocent Iraqis and the Iraqis fighting for freedom. You would think a country born of a fight for freedom would be more supportive of another country fighting for freedom.

    Freedom: the right to say what is on your mind without consequences.
    Freedom: the self discipline to remain quite when the wrong use of words will encourage an enemy.

  2. Duke_Ray permalink
    March 27, 2006 1:54 pm

    Great clip, great analogy, Count!

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