posted on Mar, 15 2006 @ 09:14 PM
ya know, there's a famous baseball player, not sure of which one it was though, that fact just didn't stand out in my head much. his father was an
immigrant and owned a small shipping business (boats and such). well, world war two started, and guess what our government did...yep, they seized
his boats!! his loyalty was questionable, so the did it.
they also rounded up a bunch of japanese americans and threw them in concentration camps.
they also had voluteers watching our seashore, just in case some foreigners decided to sneak in.
morally, I don't believe we were right in the first two of these. and I certainly wouldn't want them to start rounding up arabs!
but, I do believe that our government at least thought there was reason to do these things, and they did them for national security. and well, at
least if we could keep some of the arabs out of our country now, well, there would be less here if something happens and this government decides that
it's best for national security to start rounding them up!
I also doubt that any company based in germany or japan was alowed to run much of anything in the US during world war two, and well, would venture to
guess that this is the first war that we've had where we've let business go on as usual. it's seems that those terrorists have sure made things
pretty convenient for the business sector, haven't they. it's not the countries declaring war with us, it those nasty terrorists....so, well,
let's just keep on giving saudi arabia and the others our money...
why not, it's good for business!
it just seems rather odd, is not just a tad bit insane to think that our government seems to not have any qualms about bombing whatever country they
like, torturing these arabs, in the hopes that they might have information, but heavens no, we can't tick off or business buddies, that would be
it just doesn't mesh, not with history, and not logically.
by the way, I don't like the idea of chinese companies controlling our ports either. or manufacturing so much of those things that we use in our
everyday lives. and quite frankly, I would feel this way if it was just about any other country, outside of those few that we've had a long lasting
peaceful relationship with. to depend on another country to run our ports, or manufacture our goods, ect. is a weakness, a dependancy.