posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 04:20 AM
Originally posted by AndrewTB
Originally posted by theendisnear69
reply to post by AndrewTB
Ahh I have been to plenty of countries.
So please tell me what makes this flag so special?
Visit The UK and you are constantly watched by cameras everywhere you go.
Visit Russia and don't count on being around long if you have your own political beliefs and speak up about em.
Visit Iran and you lose pretty much any right you have.
Visit China and be told you have freedom of relegion only to go missing when you practice it.
Theres are all a few very very small examples.
In the US you are free to do almost anything. Sure you cant do whatever drugs you want, but your pretty much free to believe in and practice whatever
the heck you want.
Than again from the nature of your posts, i take it your the type that sees Amsterdam (netherlands) as the ultimate country to live in. There are
reasons why I specified that specific country.
Some say that war has made us hated and weak from too much spending, then there is this kind of thing and I see people mad as hell over the flag and
people ready to give a texas style beating over it, It makes me see otherwise, I see our soldiers becoming more experienced in actual guerrilla
warfare, now combined with European type, jungle type, beach type, just about every kind of type of combat, I don't see us as weak, but more deadly.
some of us are lucky, we actually don't have to live in that serious of a world, not a soldier, not having to take on life-taking , life-saving
missions of life and death, and that flag is what keeps a soldier going, lots of daily ceremony attached to the flag, waking up , going to bed, every
kind of ceremony. After all folks, we have it pretty easy in the USA, people eat themselves to death, party and die from drugs, lay on there butts and
collect unemployment, basically allowed to do whatever we want till the day we die, can't we just give the soldier the simple respect of the flag for
them to carry out the deadly and frightening missions without them seeing someone desecrate it? sure you can easily say it is the soldier who fights
to allow you to do it, it and a million other freedoms, so can you just leave that alone out of respect for them , alive and dead?
[edit on 19-8-2008 by Randy Echo]