posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 05:22 PM
Originally posted by dainoyfb
reply to post by Aeons
Ok, so why aren't we doing that? Why instead are we sitting in front of our Play Stations all day (or whatever) and feeling good about it? As
people of a society how do you go about changing societies prioritys?
My societies priorities are currently hamstrung by people who vehemently do not want "us" to expand our cultural "liberalism" and "imperalism"
onto the cultures of the World.
Until a goodly number of people are willing to stop pretending that this hogwash is a good reason to let people be bullied and starved by their
culturally mandated/similiar personages, then we will continue to let it happen.
Because the fact remains - that to stop it from happening, we are going to have to decide to go in, kick the crap out of their "upper" class and
mandate things like eduation, and agriculture, and industry and human rights. We'll then have to babysit those new institutions and groom a new
generation of people into those instituations.
Because, it won't happen until then.
The idea that these nations and cultures could just "bootstrap" themselves and revolt is just stupid. When the USA revolted and succeeded in that
way people on both sides of the equation were using those ridiculous rifles that had to be packed every 30 seconds.
Now we expect that peoples being repressed will do the same. Only these people have spears and second hand guns, and their oppressors have the
ability to buy and use weapons and biological and chemical attacks that can kill every single revolutionary in a very short period of time over
whatever square miles they feel like paying for.
Our societies successes have made the hill they need climb FAR greater than any man in the Enlightenment period EVER had to face.
You are going to have to get over your squemishness about "imperialism."
Better to save untold billions and billions of people over time and apologize for losing some really pretty festivals later.
[edit on 2009/4/14 by Aeons]