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Mike Riggs of Reason.com calls out ABC news’ Jim Avila on shamelessly glorifying military drones as “our unmanned heroes in war zones”.

I always thought that to be called a hero, one had to do some extraordinary deed, beyond the call of duty, and at considerable risk to oneself. Dear Jim Avila, do you know of any unmanned drone, a non-sentient entity lacking free will and agency, do an extraordinary deed, beyond its call of duty and at considerable risk to itself? Has the concept of a hero become so devalued?

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Written by Polevaulter Donkeyman

February 22, 2012 at 04:22

Posted in Uncategorized

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