posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:15 AM
Originally posted by LeeannaHolland
You haven't misunderstood me at all. Things are simply changing. Imagine if you could live during a time of freedom from debt, but also freedom from
oppression. Freedom to raise a family in peace without having to fear your kids going hungry, like in many places in the world.
Not to say this IS what is coming....
I may be confused. I DO live free from debt. It's a simple formula, really - just don't borrow, and no debt is incurred. Freedom from oppression is
another matter, but it's going to get worse before we make it better, which is sort of what the OP was about. Freedom to live in peace won't happen
until this group stops trying to jerk that group around, and force them into things they don't want. They should have an "opt out" plan if they
wish to keep forcing draconian measures, the most recent of which that I'm aware of is this infernal "national health care" scheme. I just saw on
the news today where Dodd and Grassley (one on each "side", how convenient) were rather insistent on making it mandatory on individuals. I don't
want to participate in it, and in fact won't. I take care of my own health, thanks.
But no, changing the meaning of freedom is not what I am implying at all. I think Americans are using their true 'power' in a wrong way, maybe...
And this is going to hurt, when you are as voiceless as those starving Africans that you all seem to think you are more deserving of 'freedom' and
Those "starving africans" have the same shot at freedom as any of us. They just need to apply it. It's not a matter of one being more 'deserving'
of freedom than another. Look at the resources Africa has. It may even be that they have a BETTER shot at freedom than 'us', but they have to apply
their power first.
To all Americans, it will be a real culture shock when you realize your voice really is as meaningful as anyone in any oppressed country. Deal with
it, or.... I have no idea what will happen to us all, because of the few that simply had to 'go down fighting'. I am fearful for us all.
I agree, it WILL be a real culture shock. I think we may disagree on WHO will get the shock, though. I am one of those who will most assuredly 'go
down fighting', because I too am fearful for us all, and I happen to realize that there ARE things worth dying for. I will go down fighting because I
refuse to live in a world where everything I work for is taken away and given to strangers, I refuse to live in a world where individuality is stifled
to such an extent. That isn't 'justice', and thinking so is a delusion.
As a full-grown man, I'm perfectly capable of figuring out who needs my help, I don't need a government to decide for me, and coerce me into