posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 02:10 PM
To get back on topic, while the OP's reasoning isn't bad, I really don't think McCain would be the "chosen one," if there is one. The nefarious
powers of the world have been pushing European Socialism for a long time, and that, as one of his supporters in this thread even points out, is pretty
much what Obama is running on.
To get a little off topic, Im horrified that anyone would think European Socialism would be a good thing, even if they were raised in our very
socialist propaganda-laden education system. One, what happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? Have you all become a bunch of
scared whiners who want big brother to take care of it all? And if you want to know what a Euro-social society will lead to, look to Mr. Orwell for
some answers. Though Im sure Obama's smiling face would make a great Big Brother poster.
Two, do you not understand how socialism works, why it can keep itself above water in Europe, but would destroy the US? For a European country, most
of them are the size of one US state, with very little rural population. Thus, socialism benefits all, as socialism only benefits city dwellers, by
and large. You see, most programs for "the good of society" occur in cities. So city-dwelling tax payers get their money's worth. Or at least a
reasonable facsimile thereof.
However, what will happen, just as in most of Europe, is that the only people who will be able to afford to live outside of a city will be the
wealthy. You will disenfranchise all of rural America, through higher taxation and higher cost of living. Thus the wide open spaces of the US become
the playground of the elite, and everyone else gets to pack into a city and be just one worker bee of a billion. HOW CAN THAT APPEAL TO ANYONE???
Well, other than the elite. But I rather assume most of them would not find themselves on ATS lol
(As a disclaimer, I rather loathe McCain, too. While he is less dangerous than Obama, for the average citizen, I would urge all of you who want a free
and prosperous America to give your voice to REAL change. Groups are organizing all across the country for that purpose. Join one, or start your own.)