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Why is America's Government 'Special'?

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:32 PM
Americans hate North Korea and there leader for threatening to bomb us. We hate the terrorists who are responsible for 9/11, but we fail to notice that the government is bombing Pakistan and other places in the middle east.
We are so sad about the Africans who are starving and dying, but we fail to notice that we have that hear in America too. We hate violence, but we fail to notice the very people who are suppose to end violence promote it.
We feel bad about the countries that don't have free speech and free press, but hey, we barely have that hear either.

I'm wondering why the government is so special.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:33 PM
It used to be great.

Then again, it USED to belong to the people.

It will be great again.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:40 PM
reply to post by dooper

I'm wondering if it is just that we don't pay attention, or it is propaganda by showing the bad stuff that is going on in other countries but not the problems that are actually here.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 06:16 PM
reply to post by Phlynx

Well there is a simple answer for your question.

Our politicians are "special", as in short bus special.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 06:44 PM

Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
Well there is a simple answer for your question.

Our politicians are "special", as in short bus special.

Dang it! You beat me to it! *SHAKES FIST*

It's so true though. If American politicians were any more retarded they'd be on Death Row in Texas.

But let's face it, people love the village idiot. For decades the United States Foreign Policy towards our friend, neighbor and ally Canada was to make fun of them and portray all Cannucks as our retarded little brother who was obsessed with drinking beer (okay, maybe that was partially SCTVs fault too). However, we got jealous when the world loved Canada but hated America. So, our government had the idea that if they acted special, just as we tried to make people think Canada was, that the world would love America just like they love Canada.

And take a look at G. Dubya Bush! As far as village idiots go, I can think of no better! He was as special as they come.

Alas, we discovered that Canada must have some other allure as no matter how retarded our Government acts in our name, people still hate us and still love Canada. It's not fair! They beat us at, beer, and meece...all the things that count most in life. That's why they get all the hot nations to love them, when all the hot nations won't give the U.S. the time of day.

But on a serious note, sibling rivalry aside...

Our government is indeed hypocritical...but that's because from one session to the next there is no continuity. New members are voted into our government while others are voted out (or vacate their seat after being caught doing the maid). One session will undo everything the previous sessions had done until American politics looks like nothing more than a Benny Hill skit. There are safe-guards in place to minimize corruption (so much as they have helped), but there are very little safe-guards in place to require Accountability and to dictate the adherence to Policy. Therefore, things occasionally get out of hand, as they have been for the past 8 years and counting.

Not all Americans are bad. No Death to America for us please. However, if the Jihadists are taking suggestions for a new, more politically correct slogan, I'm sure that very few American Citizens would take offense to them using "Death to American Politics!" (Hey, maybe that's the way to smooth over Islamic - American relations...we can both rally together chanting "Death to American Politics!"). Please don't blame Americans for U.S. Policy. We mean well but we just don't have a lot of choices when we actually get a vote...our system only allows for the voting of the Lesser of Two Evils. You should see how bad things would have gotten if we voted the other way in each of our elections!

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 06:57 PM
Why is the American government special?

Probably because most of our politicians rode "the short bus" when they were going to school.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 07:07 PM
It's not that we hate NK. I think the American people feel sorry for the North Koreans in general, due to the repressive regeime they are forced to live under. Their leader is obviously deranged, and has surounded himself with syncophants who will do what ever he says. (If not, then their life expectancy drops suddenly.) He has bragged that he will nuke America, which would mean Hawaii, or Alaska, since they haven't, as far as we know developed, a missile that can reach the west coast. These people are in perpetual slavery, forced to eat the bark off trees, while Dear Leader huffs and puffs and spends what few resources the country has building shell skyscrapers, and nuclear weapons.
I hate to even get started on the terrorist aspect. Perhaps we shouldn't have invaded Irag. I personally supported the war, and think that we may have accomplished much more than Bush has been given credit for.
We are encroaching to Pakistan at times, but our second Front(our first really) is Afghanistan. After 9-11, we asked that Afghanistan to turn bin Laden over to us. They refused, which meant we had no choice but to go after him. We are still looking for him, but we are also fighting a resurgence of the Taliban, which sujpports a radical Islamic world wide rule, as well as supporting terrorists. Why do we hate the terrorists so much. They are cowards. They don't fight. They wrap themselves with explosives and walk into crowds. These HOMICIDE bombers kill moderate Muslims, Christians, and care not that they are killing women and innocent children. These are men without honor. They are cowards who will not face someone directly in a one on one fight.
I will agree with you concerning hunger. We are more concerned about people in Africa than we are about feeding our own people. I do not endorse another Johnson style "War On Poverty" but I do believe we need to reach out to children and the elderly to assure adequate nutrition and shelter. (That's about as liberal as I get.)
Violence? It is my contention that the people on ATS are not violent, but we believe in protecting ourselves and our families. We believe in the the Constitution and and the Bill of Rights. And we don't intend to to let the government strip us of those rights, even if it means violence.
Free speech? I am politically incorrect everyday of my life. I speak my mind about politics, religion, science, philosophy, etc. If I skipped anything, just toss it in there. I have my own ideas about things, and guess I speak it. And yes, I have been in trouble over it. I stood up to my boss and co=workers over a common phrase I had used. Told them it was a pattern of speech that was used throughout the south, and if they wanted to fire me for it, then let's go. We'd find out whose lawyer was best, and I was willing to bet that I'd win, once it got to the Supreme Court. I resigned that job several years later because I had been promoted to a position I wasn't really suited for. Free speech lives.
Freedom of the Press? We have freedom of the press, but unfortunately the MSM, which includes both print and broadcast, is primarily controlled by liberals. (Here is where I get flamed.) In my never to be humble opinion, Fox News is the only broadcast source that is actually "fair and balanced." Ther other cable and broadcast news programs are pretty much slanted to the far left. Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report are all pretty much slanted to the left. If you want both sides of the story, or just straight news, you've got to get out their and dig.
What makes our government special is that we, the people, can take more control of what our government is doing. We can look at what our children are being taught. Are they being taught revisonist history, or is the real story being told?
We can, as a nation, step up to the plate and tell our government to get its act together, or we will send new representatives in to replace the old. Representatives that will do the will of the people.

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