reply to post by pexx421
Desperate and dying people? The Palestinians are bad off, but Gaza is not Darfur, Tibet or even Kurdistan. I simply don't understand why people
ignore Darfur, Tibet, and the Kurds, but are quick to say look at the Evil Jews killing poor innocent Hamas freedom fighters. Half the time I wonder
if the Palestinians were in Tibet no one would care but put Tibetans in Gaza that have problems with Israel, then the whole world would say look at
the Evil Jews killing poor innocent Tibetans. While at the same time Palestinians would be slaughtered by the Chinese and the world could care less.
A good example that actually proves this Anti Israel/anti Jewish bias was in Lebanon last year when the Lebanese military killed numerous Palestinians
and laid waste to a Palestinian refugee camp. Even the Palestinians noticed the difference. They were upset that no one was paying any attention to
what was happening to them in Lebanon. No one ever said look at the Evil Lebanese killing the Palestinians. Yet if Israel does anything to combat
terror and not even on the scale of what happened in Lebanon or for that matter what the the Turks do to Kurds, Sudanese do to Darfuris, the Chinese
do to Tibet, Israel is called Monsters but those others are not.
I say Hypocritical Biased Bull Manure.
When I was in the Army I questioned everything. I questioned why we trained for war with the Soviets, when the Soviets fell a decade prior. I
questioned why we had a push broom that cost $100 in the motorpool. I questioned why we spent so much time guarding an oil refinery in Iraq and making
sure power was getting to it from a powerplant. I questioned why do cooks for KBR at the chow halls make more than twice as much money as the soldiers
who fight and risk their lives in combat. I asked so many freaking questions that I made a number of people quite mad.
As I began to research and study history and humanity, I realized my idealizations were fantasies. This nation is a good example of fact and fantasy
mixed up. The American Revolution was executed by an Aristocratic Elite that people remember as the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson and Thomas
Paine had different Ideals than the others, they wanted an America ruled by everyone not just the Elite. The French Revolution was exactly what they
wanted, a commoners Revolt. The other founders looked at the French Revolution as if inmates took over an asylum. France was in chaos. America was
Never Ever intended to be like France was. France had showed the world what it was like to go from Monarchy to "liberty" overnight and it was
insane. Thats why we are a Republic and not a Democracy. The People can be just as much of a tyrant as a single dictator. Plato even wrote about this
over 2000 years ago. We are intended to have a division and balance of power not only between branches, the federal and states, but between The People
and government itself. Jeffeson and Paine all had ideals that have never really existed here. Other places have tried and Chaos ensued.
Thats why I say there are Two Americas. One is a Fantasy, an ideal in the mind of Jefferson and Paine that has never existed, but people think existed
as if there was some glorious golden era in our past where states had more power than the central government or people went by the Constitution word
for word. That has never existed.
The other America is the Real America, the one where Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay, and others like them laid the foundations for a powerful and
wealthy nation. A nation that conquered a good chunk of North America. A nation with a strong central government. A nation with a Central Bank. A
nation of Industry. A nation with a powerful military and not afraid to use it.
So thats why I say, what are nation does has not changed since Washington crushed the Whiskey Rebellion. What we do is what we have always done. Even
though we have done alot of bad things, we have never done anything on the scale of the Spanish, Portuguese, British, Russians, Chinese, Japanese,
French or Germans. Our worst atrocities are drops in a bucket compared to what those other nations have done in their history.
Yet we are called "fascists". People need to look in the Mirror. That reflection is humanity. Humans have been doing this since we first appeared.
Out of all the empires that have existed on this planet, we have been the most benign. We have brought humanity into an age undreamed of by our
ancestors. An age where a single weapon could destroy a city in a blink of an eye, an age where a human has set foot upon the Moon, an age where we
can now communicate and share information in real time across the earth with text, audio and video.
Like it or not thats who we are. Thats human nature. We make a much more benign Hegemon than the Soviets, Nazis, Japenese, China, or even Victorian
Britain. So as much as everyone hates us and wished we would fall, we are much better than the alternative. Utopian dreams where everyone lives in
some bizarre anarchist commune of peace and tranquility is pure fantasy. As long as humans live on the face of the earth, there will be war, there
will be conquests, the powerful will take advantage of the weak, and people will dream of a better world that can only exists in their heads.
That pretty much explains my view on the world and why I do what I do.