posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 05:16 PM
Ok, I'm a British citizen, there I said it... however, I am deeply ashamed of the leadership of my country, I think Blair has been nothing other
than an evil hypocrite who has sold-out on the traditional values of his party, which has effectively turned it into nothing more than a sham
Conservative (Republican) government.
Now, I'm more than content for a foreign citizen to criticise my country and its policies, yeah we have issues, there's no harm in pointing them out
- for some of the posters on here, there seems to be a knee-jerk reaction towards any criticism of the US, even where that criticism is valid,
although, there seems no reasoned critique of any invalid comments made about the US, just comments like "Don't tread on me" etc, well "Why
not?", you've been treading on most other nations for a damn long time and the only reasons in 100's/1000's of cases are furthering democracy
I think Obama will greatly change the international public perception of America for the better, whether or not this is "realistic" or true, well...
probably not, but, it may be a small step towards making the world a safer/friendlier place... for one thing, it would maybe ease-off the perception
of US citizens as a bunch of racist-rednecks - which is still quite a common perception for a lot of non-US citizens, that they're all bigotted
Klansmen... you see, this is one positive.
I don't realistically think that any political leader in this day and age is going to make any real, long-term change for the better, I honestly
believe government is all about furthering the needs of big business etc and that any perceived "changes" will just be PR or "giving and inch to
take a mile" type scenarios.
However, Fudge-it, I honestly don't care, I'm just here as a spectator, I just want to get it over and done with and party whilst we still have
time, the world is doomed, we just waiting for the insects to take over and I'm sure they'll do a better job. It's all just an illusion to keep us
busy and buying stuff, to keep the economy ticking over.
Rant over, wow, I got more worked up as I typed that... I'm going for a cigarette and then readress this...
Yeah, I stand by what I wrote, we're going to hell in a handcart, Obama may be a small chance for Obama to redeem itself in the eyes of the general
populace of the world communtiy and perhaps of the governments of the world communtiy, perhaps. I would be concerned about the view of th UK that is
held by the rest of the world, because it would be nice if we (as a world) were heading towards peace as opposed to more strife. I wouldn't think
it'd be a good idea to be viewed as the bully of the world.
Anyway, bestness and peace to you all.