Originally posted by Ack
I'm not justifying it, I'm merely stating that posting all these statistics won't change or solve anything whatsoever.
So if nobody understands what "we've" done, it will get better all by itself? It will just go away? Do you watch the news? Hear Iran's name
lately? Even if our leaders dont drive US into there, who's next...
The only thing it will do is add one more checkmark to a list of why people don't like the country.
Another reason for people to actually try to do something to make things better. As long as you don't know something will give you cancer, why would
you stop if you can afford it etc.?
Are you going to plan a revolution?
If people actually cared about well much of anything besides what's directly in their day to day lives, that by definition would be a revolution. If
American Imperialism just ended, that alone by definition would be a revolution.
Are you going to kill the people who kill people to teach them that killing is wrong?
It sounds like you're talking about a rebellion
, but more specifically one that "forces people to be free" (ie. tyrannical regime takeover).
So seeing me bash mass killings, you're now suggesting that the same would be my ideal vision?
I'm all up for using statistics as interesting trivia, but learning that the united states has killed 27 million people does not change my
opinion about anything in life whatsoever.
And as long as people like you keep on thinking and behaving the same, no matter how powerful the new information is, you will all by definition have
learning disorders. The flip side is where you chronically do the same exact thing over and over again, but each time you expect different results.
So the united states has killed a third of a single percent of what the world's population is now.
If you'd like I'll start a thread about the billions who suffer right now
because of US hegemony. This thread was about showing some
numbers related to US imperialism. I didn't even go into areas like those who still
suffer in Vietnam from teh US using agent orange, which is
undisputable, yet those people don't recieve any form of compensation despite the fact that the US was the imperialist aggressor. Or how "we're"
using Depleted Uranium in all of our modern conflicts. It has a 12 billion year halflife, adn people are popping out with sickening birth defects
probably as I type this.
They must be the worst country on earth.
When the people in a country staunchly support the killings, as evidenced in this very thread, it makes you wonder...
Surely every single citizen of the country had something to do with those murders and personally killed people!
Ignorance is complicity in this case, especially if you find out and decide to blow it off so you can get back to serving your own interests.
Look, I live in the united states and have never murdered anybody. I don't know anyone who has.
Would you like to see some statistics comparing violence and murder in the US compared to the rest of the world??? We're ALL indoctrinated our
into violence and the whole imperialistic "warrior culture". The imperialist reality that consumes this entire nation and basically
always has is the fountainhead of virtaully all of our problems, including poverty that leads to crime, and until we all
as a society face up
to this it will never change. Have a nice life. I hope none of US gets drafted...
The government is not the people and the people are not the government. The percentage of this country who have done those killings is
Killing isn't the only form of violence or opression, and that applies especially to this very society. It's staggering to hear the percentage of
battered women in this country. Shall I go on??
I'm not saying you're these ways, but your countrymen are all affected by the violence culture that we're all indoctrinated into, to support and
maintain our imperialist stance and never ending global military conflicts.
[edit on 13-5-2007 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]