posted on Feb, 14 2007 @ 05:15 PM
I have to both agree with the last 3 posters, and AMANNAMEDQUEST.
Americans are quite overbearing in their foreign affairs, sticking their noses in everyones business, not letting other nations follow their own
However, as AMANNAMEDQUEST was trying to say IMHO, the proactive stance taken by the nation of America is not in line with the actions of the American
people. You (and most of the Western world) ARE far too passive. You forget that the governments power is derived from the people, and when their
actions do not reflect the views of its people, this is a great injustice. But we dont even stand up for ourselves. In many nations without democracy,
people take out gov'ts that dont properly represent them. In America, you have the simpler and less violent ability to make change through
protesting, demonstrating, etc. But this is not an option for you. Yes, there are protests, but the numbers are nowhere near close to reflecting how
many people disagree with the current regime. It's not violent action that is needed; The people simply have to make clear that they are
willing to if the government gets out of hand. and thus far, you seem quite content in mindlessly following the government.