Originally posted by BlackOps719
reply to post by wayno
I dont think it equates to civility on your part, I think it stems from living in a bubble and being hidden away from the realities of the
I really, really hope you've have lived for some part of your life outside the United States. If not, I politely advise you to cease talking, right
Life in Uganda is dangerous,
Because Uganda is a warzone. You have heard of Josef Kony, right? You do know what his followers do, right? Does anybody do that in the US? No? Then
why are you talking about it in the context of America's right to bear arms? The average Ugandans' right to bear arms would not have prevented this
situation because Kony does not, has never and will never represent the Ugandan government.
life in El Salvador is dangerous,
Yes, because El Salvador is a post-conflict nation. Say, who engineered that conflict? Not to mention who deports their criminal gangs to El
Violence and danger are a reality for a great portion of the world, hence they prepare for it, they speak of it, they do not fear
Yes, they do. They fear it every day of their lives. I live in a post-conflict country. You do not. You do not get to comment on this from your
American point of view (That’s wrong, you do get to, but exercising said right only shows your ignorance). I strongly urge you not to filter their
experience through your American goggles. Because you have no clue what these people have gone through, what they are going through or what they
sincerely dream, wish, desire and fantasise about.
They dream of a day no-one has guns.
People who live in peaceful and passive countries do not get exposed to this sort of thing, therefore it is shocking and primitive to them. It
offends their prim and proper sensibilities. A hard life hardens the soul and spirit, it takes extreme pressure to make a diamond.
Absolute crap from beginning to end.
But I ask you, which group is more likely to survive in the event of extreme violence breaking out...those who know it and are used to it or
those who whimper at the thought of defending themselves or harming another?
Each will survive equally well. Those who know and are used to extreme violence are so traumatised by it that they can do nothing. They have no hope
for the future, they have no belief system that allows them to save money for next week because they could be dead tomorrow.
As a short instructional guide, I suggest you watch Blood Diamond.
As for the rest of it, well...
Your entire post has proven that you know virtually nothing about the rest of the world you were so piously speaking of.
Travel, son, meet the people, speak to them, then comment on their experiences...from THEIR point of view. Not yours.