posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 03:03 PM
Originally posted by df1
Originally posted by 2manyquestions
I counted a total of 26 reports on bad news...
Perhaps the reason that all of the news reports out of iraq are bad is that nothing good is happening in iraq that merits being reported.
You misunderstood. I wasn't talking about news out of Iraq, I was talking about LOCAL news. That means within the City. If 26 reports were on 'bad'
news, does that mean nothing of a 'good' nature was going on within the city? Of course not! I happen to live in one of the safest cities within
the U.S. and I know for a fact that there are dozens, if not hundreds of good acts going on daily within this city,....everything from charity, to the
cop who defended a potential victim, maybe even took a bullet for him/her.
Its quite hard for a reasonable person to believe the fairy tale being being spun by the goernment when all other evidence points to the contrary.
There is no evidence that points to the contrary. There are only news programs and newspapers who happen to focus most of their air-time/space on bad
news. Of course it is difficult to believe anything good is going on in the world if nothing good is given equal attention, ESPECIALLY if you don't
live in that region, and can't see what is really going on around you. Your only window into Iraq is what is being televised for you. Other people
make decisions on what YOU should see! Why should you give attention to one source more than the other, when you don't know who's feeding/filtering
these images and reports to you? To continue to believe that the Governemnt is constantly lying to you, but the News programs and newspapers (in other
words businesses) are telling you the truth is ridiculous. If you're going to be paranoid about one group, why would you fully trust the other?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. It is imperative for the problems with the iraqi police force to be indentified otherwise those problems will not
I completely agree with you. The problem (if there is a problem) must be recognized, and dealt with.
The misinformation from our government may make you feel good and proud to be an american, but it is doesnt do a damn thing for the citizens of iraq,
honorable iraqi police personnel or for the american troops that must work with the iraqi police.
You know why I feel proud to be an American (a fairly new American at that)? Because I know what it is like not to be able to make up your own mind,
to have someone tell you what you can and can't do. I know what it is like to be truly brainwashed. I know what it is like to be confined to only a
few countries, and being forbidden to visit most of the world. I know what it is like when the Government can come in and simply take all your land
because they want it (they did this to all land owners). I know what it's like to be told that ambition is bad, unless it is to further the
reputation of my Government. I know what its like to live in fear that someone will come and imprison my entire family because I said "the government
sucks" to a couple of 'friends', or didn't want to cooperate with the commrades.
Basically I love having the freedom to now be able do all of those things above, and to be able to choose what source from what country I want to read
and believe. I don't have five to choose from anymore, all put out by the Government with the exact same opinions. I'm sorry, but for those of you
who have always lived in Democracy, you simply don't know how good you have it. I understand! Believe me, I do. You just don't know any better, and
at one point I didn't know any better either. While the U.S. Government may be filled with conspiracies, and maybe some form of propaganda, you still
have the choice NOT to believe. You still have a choice and the freedom to seek outside opinion on many situations in the world. This freedom I'm
talking about is all these proud Americans want for the Iraqi people. They remain hopeful that this is possible. You may think that this hope doesn't
do anything for the Iraqi people, but I bet it has a big effect on them. The fact that they're not afraid to take on the streets sometimes in protest
of the U.S. occupation says it works. Did they ever have the guts or the freedom to protest Saddam? I don't think so. All this is just my humble
opinion of course.