reply to post by mattguy404
As an American, I spent many years living, not visiting, living overseas. There are reasons why many people die trying to get here. It would take me
to long a post to go in to all the reasons why I love my country. Over all I think there is more opportunity potential in the U.S. for individuals
then any where else. Of course the U.S. has it's problems, to say the least. In addition every one hates the most powerfull nation, it goes with the
job. I should point out our main "power" is in the consumer culture that has captured the world. Love it or hate it, you have to deal with it, where
ever you are, (except in places like North Korea). It's not based on conquest. I will leave the issue of economic equity, as in what you have, for
later. And no, it's not spread around equally.
On the other hand, when Ike gave his speach as he left office warning us of the threat of the "military industrial complex", well lets just say
he's now most likely spinning in his grave... ( Did ANYONE listen, as oppose to just hear it?). The true, world wide reach of it, which includes
overseas corporations in cahoots with their governments, ours; would boggle the mind.
In the end the choices, for a large part, made by what ever administration is in power dictates what visible policies the U.S. pursues at any moment.
Keep in mind the administration or any party does not control the M.I.C, they can't. Its far too invasive and permeates the very core of society. Of
course they go along with it because its in their interest to. This group does not come and go every four years. The statement that even the President
can't know everything is obvious given the amount of information. But it's also true even if he wants to know. One reason is based on a "national
protective directive", knowing that type of military or other information could do major major damage to the U.S. if revealed to an enemy. Some of
this info would be revealed to a President if he has to know.
Reasons include the fact some Presidents can be a little loose with some sensitive information, or he's kidnapped. Yeah, I know it's unlikely but we
have to take that in to account. The other reason is he is just not given certain information for whatever nebulas reason. Its well known Presidents
have requested info in some areas over the years and they just diden't get it. It been rumored some Presidents have been more aware of the UFO
situation then others, and it's not been by choice on their part.
It's frustrate's me when a President has data provided and they don't even LISTEN. Why let the facts get in the way of ideology. This has
understandably often led to tragic results in a few areas. (can you say Iraq?) I was an analyst who had access at a very high level for a while. After
two years of hearing, "your wasting my time" from my boss, I got the hint.