posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 02:02 PM
Yes, we are being run by a bunch of people whose interests aren't the people of the country, but the corporations of the country.
I think the interview I watched of General 'Betray-us' said it well ... I will paraphrase ... People have a fear this is a never-ending conflict,
I share those concerns, but it is time to take the rear-view mirror off the bus and look forward, plus we have a national interest in this country
The national interest? I would suppose that is oil, right? It isn't terrorism. In fact, I would argue, that if they were going to attack, they
would have BECAUSE we are over there killing people. They aren't attacking us here, and they would have less reason to attack if we weren't killing
innocent people along with the few bad apples. Revolutions must be fought by the people who live in and make up the country ... not by an outside
occupier. The people must fight for themselves to respect what it means and to value what they gain in the end. Why do you think so many great
quotes come from our forefathers that are lost on most of our population today. They fought themselves and understood how precious freedom and
liberty was ... people today are spoiled and consider driving to work 'fighting' traffic.
What is our 'national interest' in Iran? Oil. The farce about the nuclear stuff was something for gullible people to eat up and drive themselves
into a hateful downward spiral of genocide and profiling a nation of people and a religion. These people weren't hated 10 years ago when those 'red
commie devils' were considered the bad guy.
The problem is, Iran is following the rules, so, we CAN'T attack Iran. We are being watched too closely by the rest of the world now, the blinders
have been removed, even from our allies. We cannot attack another nation based on rumors and lies or because we don't like something.
If we treated all countries equal ... we would have invaded Israel a long time ago ... we would have made a louder voice against N. Korea.
I am tired of the politicians making our once proud country look like bullies, liars, and hypocrites. I am tired of a dumbed down nation believing in
boogeymen ... taking war as lightly as a sporting event ... seeking out opponents to win against, when it isn't a little blood, sweat, and tears,
but lives of people and standards of living that we wipe out with bombs while they eat popcorn watching it on their favored news program.
Violence begets violence. If you think you can walk in someone's backyard and start slapping around the family and pets, knocking down their
treehouses and sheds ... then think that the people inside the house and their neighbors won't push you out ... you are nothing but a crazed
criminal. It would be only natural to assume that someone would defend their own territory, especially if some bloke from another city was wreaking
havoc in your neighborhood, violating laws while you are following them ... and supporting the psycho a couple blocks over by giving him money and
technology when he says he doesn't like you ... when the person was given that house a few years ago, which was taken away from the people who lived
Though, I guess you would have to be able to see things from another's perspective. You would have to have some empathy. You would have to have no
racism held within your heart. You would have to have the intelligence to read between the lines and see the truth for yourself. You would have to
be honest with yourself and see reality. Be able to realize the country isn't infallible, and in fact, has made a lot of mistakes. This doesn't
mean you are bashing or hating your country, but you have to admit a mistake so you can learn from it and be willing to change for the better.
To love something doesn't mean you turn a blind eye to its faults and mistakes ... you love it despite those faults and mistakes. That includes
yourself. But just because you love yourself, doesn't mean you keep making past mistakes, but you always strive to improve yourself. If you never
learn and never change ... you never grow. If as a child, you were a bully and pushed people around, and never learned it was wrong, as an adult you
go to jail for that violence and have very few people that will socialize or relate to you.
My country is like an adolescent bully. Pushing its agenda on the rest of the kids and adults of the community. A true warrior only fights when it
is absolutely necessary, not to get what it wants. Any bloodshed is horrible, for everyone is someone's family. This isn't a video game or a
movie. There are eternal consequences ... each person killed never comes back. Thousands of our soldiers have died and those families are
suffering. A lot of innocent people have died in this round of M.E. conflict ... in a country that should have never been invaded ... that was run
by the very person WE put in control ... that we had executed.
When are you all going to wake up and realize this conflict is ridiculous, and let's work for WORLD PEACE, environmental health and stability (even
if there is no global warming, it doesn't help to treat the planet you depend on with respect), and how about giving shelter and food to those
without it in our own country ... 4 trillion dollars could have went a LONG way to help starving children. It is funny to be a so-called great
nation, when a president asks for a bigger budget for the war, but, denies health care for children because the bill called for double the money he
says he will allow which is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of the war.
It is time to come home and start taking care of our country ... its people, its infrastructure (road systems, levies, bridges, other), its education
system (take example from Japan), start real rehabilitation instead of imprisonment for non-violent crimes, non-privatised health and dental for AT
LEAST people under 21 (Try paying 20,000+ for college and afford health and dental) ... and many other issues such as teaching parents to be parents
again instead of relying on the school system and television to do the parenting for them.
To be a great nation again, it takes all of us from the bottom up ... but a big step to help would be to stop starting conflicts with other nations
and just help with the U.N. when asked, with equal numbers as the rest of the countries. We are NOT the world police, we should quit acting like it.