posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 05:22 AM
Originally posted by cashlink
You all have to relies by now that the government here in the USA has only one real enemy, and thats the internet.
I am sure the government is working on away to control what information
can be blog or post, to stop the truth, about everything they dont want us to know.
I feel your pain friend! lol I've met ppl on line in other countries including Ireland, Australia, Jordan, and Argentina. I've been talking with
these ppl for about 2 years now and it's interesting how ignorant of world affairs we Americans are. Rosie O'Donnell once said, when she was on the
View, "If you want to learn about America go outside this country and talk with others". I believe that to be a true statement. In the last 2 and
a half years I've gone from being a blind follower of the American Christian ideal to a person who questions everything. For me it's been a bit
like waking up from a coma, and the internet is largely responsible.
I used to work as an advocate for the homeless, and volunteered as a community organizer. One of the ways that we got polititians to do what we
wanted was to invite them into public forums and shame them publicly into signing agreements with the community to clean up certain problems. During
one of these public forums our host, if you will, had the city manager on the hot seat and was attempting to get him to agree with our plan. The tone
of the forum that day was light and everyone was having fun. This guy was humorous and danced around the issues casually entertaining and mezmerizing
the crowd, but as our host continued to drive him towards our purpose he made a comment that I'll never forget. He said, "There is a certain
percentage of the population that we concider expendable" This was a flippant comment and was sandwiched in between jokes, but I felt like I had
just been hit between the eyes with a 2x4. I looked around me at the smiling faces of the crowd, ppl who were supposed to be there fighting the cause
with me, and nobody got it! This man had just told us that there were some of us that the government deemed unworthy to live, and no one heard! I
looked over my shoulder at the 4 homeless men we had brought with us, three of which are Vietnam Veterans, and all of them had tears in their eyes.
They got it! On that day and in that hour my life changed, and my heart broke for this country. I was ascorted out of the building for stating very
loudly, "Where the hell are the assasins when you need one!" I was making a flippant joke, but I guess threatening a sanctmonious polititian is not
included in that certain percentage of the population that is expendable.
I can't work in the political arena anymore, it just pisses me off too much.