reply to post by SuperSecretSquirrel
talk about hideous propaganda.
A few notes:
1.) It's more "America is great and the rest of the world sucks" ... I'm an American and even i'm getting tired of hearing how great
think we are as we borrow more and more from places like China.
2.) The cartoon is about "stay away from ism's" but says capitalism is the way. Talk about a good bullcrap story. Instead of calling it
"Capitalism" they call it "Capitalistic ways" Gotta drop the "ism"
that made me laugh
3.) They very end of the cartoon said that government regulation seeks to rob everyone of their freedoms by offering religious tolerance, etc etc.
So can someone please explain this to me:
A.) The video was all white people first off. no minorities in there .. seems strange that a country who touts "the most diverse on the
planet" and a cartoon that talks about how great America is....that they'd seemingly forget to leave out minorities. Strange?
B.) How is saying that a publicly funded, tax payer paid-for office (like a state capital for example) cannot display the 10 commandments,
taking away freedom? Sure, if you're Christian, you might think it is taking them away, but this country is built on freedom of religion. So why
should the state show favoritism towards your religion and not someone else's?
And if you say "who cares about their religion" then perhaps you should go rethink what you think about America. Because you can't have your cake
and eat it too.
Muslims, Atheists, etc, all pay taxes too. Why should your
beliefs be the official state religion?
If that is "taking away freedoms"
then go drink some ism juice of your own, and keep on living that fantasy.
My ism juice is realism
and realism says you need a healthy mix of regulation and
free market to survive.
without one or the other you get an extreme to either side.
[edit on 5-5-2009 by Fremd]