I read this an think of the massive intellectual divide that exists in your country (yes, this can be applied to all countries but its so stark in
your free speech, democratic nation to be beyond a joke). I assume that people have actually voted these people in to create laws of this type?
When your country broke free from this country and became the USA you had a chance to purge yourselves of the devastation that Great Britain and
Europe reined across the world and with your continuation, actually allow a person to be truly free and not enslaved to a monarchy.
But laws like this and your record across the world has been astonishing both with your direct and more widespread indirect raping, bombing and mass
killing of ANY state, country or nation that do not conform or, what is it that Madeline Albright used to say? “Television interview, "60
Minutes", May 12, 1996: Lesley Stahl, speaking of US sanctions against Iraq: "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's
more children than died in Hiroshima. And – and you know, is the price worth it?" Madeleine Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the
price – we think the price is worth it."” That sums it up.
You have no excuse to be ignorant of just what your country has/is doing around the world. You have such wise sages in the likes of Noam Chomsky who
has shown the corruption, nation bullying terror and duplicity that is the hallmark of US foreign policy!
Just an example of his (Noam Chomsky) eloquence
So now you can see this foreign policy except its not foreign its domestic and you are electing and voting the law makers to apply some of this US
‘love’, that they inflict on every other non-compliant nation or ‘terrorist’ as your government calls them?
I see the comments of your fellow US ATS posters about their right to have Guns (and judging by the statistics) not adverse at using them at every
opportunity both on themselves and others, or a going in hard (over there) on those ‘Islamic maniacs’ or the problem that Iran pose for actually
daring to develop some of those WOMD (that were so elusive in Iraq) and I can see just how narrow minded and truly ignorant a proportion of you are.
And these are the ones that actually drag themselves away from their TV’s to share their inner most thoughts.
It’s so difficult to try and change things in our free speaking, democratic (I wish we could abandon this false ideal) countries that we live in.
But, I really think that the average US/GB citizen just allows its law makers to walk all over them and enslave them. A good friend of mine recently
said to me that he doesn’t want to think too deeply about all the wrong or unjust things that happen everyday as it would make him unhappy and
frustrated. “Look at you, has it done you any good to always question and be sceptical about everything?” I told him that he was correct that
I’m deeply unhappy, frightened, often alone in my inner frustration and oh so, so angry with it all. But, I wouldn’t give up any of this for a
life of IGNORANCE and acceptance.