Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Use of "We"

Why is it that WE like to use WE with reference to our religion or country of origin?

I got into a debate with a fellow Jew about Israel today, and he used the term multiple times in describing Israel's actions with regard to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

If we want to view broad, far-reaching things like countries and religions as entities of their people, shouldn't we therefore hold "our" own actions to the highest standard imaginable?