Originally posted by Vitchilo
On this thread and in the US, there are 3 type of people.
Objective people who just state the facts without patriotic sentiment.
Blind people who deny reality to save themselves from anger against their god that is their government.
Blind people who just deny everything because they say it's only US bashing.
[edit on 14-5-2007 by Vitchilo]
From an objective standpoint, I am not any of those three people, so your statement is already false. I could never simplify people like you just have
because it is never correct. How can you possibly group an entire country, or the incredible and vastly different members of this site, into three
I am objective and not patriotic, but I don't fit the third description. I am not here to state facts, i was here to post an opinion, and that
opinion had no bearing on where i live.
I do everything in my power to not deny reality. I don't see anything, let alone the government of all things, as being a god. Let me make it
very clear that I do not see gathering up a bunch of people and going to yell at the White House about all the people the country has killed as being
necessary to seeing reality clearly.
I absolutely am not defending the United States or saying this thread is 'US bashing'. If I was born in any other country and was reading about how
many people that country had killed, it still wouldn't cause me to start formulating a plan to stop the killing.
I know people say individuals can make a difference, and they most certainly can. However, those individuals are not the ones reading this thread.
Even if 1,000 people reading this packed up, headed off to Washington DC right now and were picketing by the morning, it wouldn't change anything.
People would pass and wonder what the fuss was about and carry on with their day. It might get a mention on the news, but probably not nation wide.
That isn't to say someone, or everyone, who is reading this couldn't end up being a person who really makes a difference, but I highly doubt this
thread would have been the catalyst . It seems that the type of person who would be serious about getting the gears in motion to change something so
significant would already know this information , and that it wouldn't be vital to their plan. Letting the government know what they already knew
isn't going to change anything, and letting the public know isn't going to cause enough of an uproar to tackle the government.
Believe it or not, I don't think these numbers would surprise a large proportion of the United States. Almost everyone here reads news about all the
"awful" things other countries do, and I feel a large portion of those people instinctively understand that our country does exactly the same. I am
in complete agreement with the statement that the people of the United States don't care enough about it to actually do anything, but if you aim your
focus at any other country, you'll find the same.
[edit on 5/14/2007 by Ack]