Perhaps Samuel Johnson's most famous quotation is "Patriotism is the last refuge of the
scoundrel" The point, as I always understood it, is that appealing to loyalty to one's own country is the act of a demagogue, of one who will
say and do anything to gain public approval and political power. Primarily, it casts those who disagree as unpatriotic. ...
The quote is famous, but I don't know the context in which it was said. I do know that there is nothing wrong with patriotism itself. ...
Try to count how many times Bush have used the words patriotic, patriot. Probably more than he has use the word "therreaur" - or whatever way to
spell the peculiar way he pronounces terror. Patriotism is a emotionally charged word than can make wonders as to get people on your side.
But what kind of side is it the Bush wants you to join?
The side of your rights and freedom, he wants you to believe, while at the same time cutting those rights slice by slice. Somehow he makes half of the
American people believe he does it for the benefit of their own best.
US has always been seen as the policeman of the world, now beyond competition the only one left to enforce law and order. But what law and what order
does he want? The law of democracy and the order of a new world, he says.
First, as it was recently pointed out by a member on this forum, democracy is something there's been around for 2 centuries, so we should not expect
oligarchic rule overnight to turn democratic - even when they're forced. No, it takes standards to achieve. First of all standards of education. Few
countries in the world, though they might be named "democracies" can meet those standards. I think many of them are better off with whatever rule
they've got and should be aided to reach a standard of education for its people so they’ll be able to think for themselves.
Here a catch 22 comes in, for most souls on this earth, if gaining that ability, would revolt against their leaders. That's why Democracy Here and
Now only will benefit the skilled player, never the rural peasant. But it’s the perfect excuse and Mantra of NewWorldOrder. Come hell or high water,
democracy must be enforced. Unfortunately it cannot be taught to someone who only learned superstition and myth embedded in religion, who never
learned reason based on facts.
The idea of NWO is us all to become one. Not with any god, no, but with an entity never before seen, THE EMPIRE. That's the agenda of the neocons.
Forget about any ism at all, forget about diversity, no borders, no other rule than one, no other people than the one belonging to The Empire.
WTO is working at it right now, and US army and foreign policy will any time soon have paved the road into areas for its rule to be implemented. Thus
the blessings of free trade shall shine on the liberated. No more hassle and drivel, no more arguing and fighting, but endless freedom for the players
to place their stakes.
For the sake of competition the seed of greed must be sown. By promoting "the American Way". If they won't buy it, we'll send "lawyers, guns and
money". If that doesn't work, we send the marines. The last resort.
Americans might not understand not everybody wanna buy that way. Not everybody wanna buy junk-food, shallow entertainment and pornography. Is it so
hard to understand that some people are insulted enough by that way, that they are willing to die fighting it, rather than be subdued?
When the war started I said, why don't they give them fridges and colour tvs, then they would be less likely to join Al Queda.
The $315 billions American taxpayers so far have spent on the war, could have paid off the debt of all nations. Don't you think, we would have had a
better world then? If the money was spend on that purpose prior to 9/11, do you then think there would have been a 9/11?
Ignorance sometimes asks for it. Arrogance always does.
[edit on 16/9/06 by khunmoon]