posted on Jul, 28 2008 @ 01:36 PM
As an American, I have to take you on some of what you say. I'm a liberal, so no worries, I don't think you're pure evil for plugging socialism.
And let's face it, Socialism does a lot of good for people that would otherwise be screwed in a guilded-age style capitalist country (which we're
not anymore, but still show remnants of to be sure).
There are some things that I have to bring up.
1) You say that we're all selfish; a third-world country with money.
Third world? I know we have our ghettos where forgotten minorities toil with low-paying jobs, drug abuse, homelessness and violent crime, but unless
you came here yourself and got suckered into staying in a hotel on the South Side of Chicago, chances are you won't get shot while you're here.
I agree that many in this country (we call them neo-conservatives) have turned a blind eye to Black Americans, and especially Native Americans, but
make no mistake, we also blow everyone else out of the water in terms of donation. Granted, many wealthy Americans do this in order to get a tax
break, but why shouldn't they know that the 35% or so of what they make will go directly to a charitable cause?
Third world country? We have one of the highest standards of living of anywhere in the world. We have unreal amounts of worthless toys and Internet
connections available to us. If you're even remotely careful with your money here, you can save up enough to live in a nice apartment or house (for
little money depending on where it is), start a business, travel, buy a car, take care of a pet, buy a gun, buy jewelry, eat at a nice restaurant,
become a farmer (bad idea if you want to make MORE money), invest in another house and flip it to make money, go to a top-ranked college or university
for undergrad or gradute coursework, get a loan (hopefully not an adjustable rate one!), buy health insurance, buy more land, go online all day, get a
job where you can sit at a ocmputer and type drivel like this, etc. etc. etc.
How are some people getting screwed?Through UN-American legislation such as drugs laws, which target decent people who have a dependent personality
and give them an economic death sentence through a criminal conviction. Other than this group, minorities in general, and the mentally and
psychically disabled, you've got a pretty good shot at getting ahead here. As for minorities, they even have a good shot provided they aren't being
raised in a ghetto (and sadly, 85% of blacks in Chicago live with other blacks. i.e. in the ghetto).
2) Americans don't save the world? Think again.
You can say what you want about the details, but the fact is, everyone quieted down as soon as America pulled out its ace-in-the-hole death machine
(the two a-bombs, of course), in addition to launching massive air and ground offenses, which three of my uncles participated in thank you very
Here's my question...what the hell do you guys do over there? You have Great Britain and the E.U., and here's the best part...you all complain about
Darfur, as though the Americans must solve the problem immediately. Now I agree, we have turned a blind eye (boy, we certainly do that a lot don't
we?), but what about you guys?
What about you guys who are, for all intents and purposes, in their hemisphere (certainly much closer than we are)?
What about you guys who have the weapons, troops and abilities, not to mention no war slogging you down (don't forget, not every single American is
exactly rah rah rah over the Iraq War...see abovetopsecret.com...), yet you HYPOCRITES do nothing, NOTHING. People are dying right by you, but you
EXPECT AMERICA TO FIX THE PROBLEM, even though we never solve anything, right???