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Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Originally posted by MegaCurious
But hey, that's how America is. Doesn't surprise me at all. Very hypocritical and self-destructive. Very angry and intolerant folks that say one thing, but think something completely different.
And yet, America was founded as and remains a shelter against the oppression and savagery that consumes the rest of the world. Last time I checked, millions of immigrants come to America every year, both legally and otherwise, preferring our hypocrisy and intolerance to the benevolent totalitarianism and outright barbarity of their homelands.
We're not "angry" in America... Don't confuse anger with defiance, because we are definitely a defiant culture. That's our heritage, it's what distinguishes us from the rest of the world — No, we don't want your Global Union, we don't want your thin-skinned political correctness, we don't want your currency, we don't want your secularism, and we don't need your help.
Seriously, for the rest of the world to criticize America in any respect is like a bunch of pygmies criticizing the height of a giant — "Look, everyone! The giant isn't 500 feet tall after all! It's only 495 feet tall!"
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just get back in line to receive your handouts.
— Doc Velocity
Originally posted by chise61
reply to post by Jigore
Yes very often guns do save lives.
Ok , I will admit that I would personally prefer the death sentence for anyone caught with an offensive weapon,
and anyone caught in an illegal act who is a member of a gang.
Also there is a lot of violence going on in England and the UK today. It is j not just gun violence but it is also non gun violence nonetheless and on the increase. It is the same in Australia. Gun violence is on the rise in these countries and many of the politicians find it unexplainable and or dont want to confront what they have done/caused.
This is also being attempted to be kept out of the news and information outlets here in the States..but it can be found if one looks hard on the internet.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by orangetom1999
Opium wars ?
How many years ago was that exactly ??? Hmm a few yeah ? So what the hell relavance does that have ? Most brits wouldnt spit on an imperialist to put them out, specificaly because of our past as a marauding bunch of savages with delusions of demigodhood. I dont like that about my nation but thats way in the past, and bringing it up in relation to current affairs borders on stupidity .
Im talking about the here and now issues. You know, the ones the count for a godamn.
And another thing. I never said my nation was perfect, but the fact is to have a gun and use it in public , carry it in public, or otherwise endanger life is still a crime , and theres no sense in giving the violent maniac public , a brand new way to make them fear each other! The death toll from such a move would be catastrophic!
[edit on 30-3-2009 by TrueBrit]