posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 09:42 AM
Seen from the outside
Originally posted by sizzle
reply to post by Conspiriology
How much do you want to bet that a certain segment of people here, won't even acknowledge that survey? I have tried it before. I think it is because
it would take away one of their weapons of mass destruction.
Oh all right, here you go.
1. How many of you are Anglo?
Some in there. Not a lot.
2. How many of you are descendants of immigrants from another country?
Everybody is a descendant of immigrants from another country,even Africans. Some of my migrant ancestors were South Indian, British and probably
3. How many of you had ancestors that owned slaves?
Again, the answer to this question is 'everybody'. But in the shorter term, I'm happy to be able to answer 'not me' to this question. As far
as I know, that is, and history indicates.
4. How many of you are American citizens?
Not guilty, yer worship
Now we're done with all that, does anyone really think the mass of material posted by our good friend Conspiriology
amounts to evidence of a
conspiracy to airbrush history? You could, at a pinch, call it a conspiracy to destroy religion, but even then you'd have to be very generous with
your definition of 'conspiracy'.
I suppose it's a matter of perspective; if you think lobbying for rigorous separation of church and state amounts to a conspiracy against religion,
then you definitely have a conspiracy here. If, on the other hand, you see it as an attempt to prevent the State getting drawn into sectarian conflict
with its own citizens, you would regard it as a very right and proper precaution. I am not American. I live in a part of the world where sectarian
violence is a hoary fact of life. I wholly understand and applaud your Founding Fathers' determination to keep religion out of government. I also
note with approval that they have made no attempt (apart from banning Nazis and Communists) to keep it out of politics.
But even if you could, by taking quotes out of context, distorting the meaning of common words and applying various other dishonest means, make a
collection of very unrelated utterances add up to a conspiracy, that still does not demonstrate that it is a conspiracy to rewrite, or even to muddle,
Six pages and counting. Still not a scintilla of evidence for that
[edit on 22-3-2008 by Astyanax]