reply to post by audas
No this is NOT America bashing - you are reacting like this because you are overly sensitive to any criticism of America, even worse you simply
refuse to accept that there may be better options.
I had to stop right there.
Telling me the country I live in is impoverished and is viewed as backwards is not American bashing?
No, I'm reacting the way I am because you have taken it upon your self to decide that you know what is best for me and everybody else in America.
What better options? let's take the UK, surveillance society, pretty darn close to Orwel's book Nineteen Eight Four
. Although America isn't
that far behind, heck they are still subjects to the queen.
Umm, I know let's take Sweden, yep they are breaking away from the "progressive" model. I know let's take Germany, didn't they just try or did
ban certain video games?
Umm, I know let's take the Netherlands, actually they are more free market than what America is at the moment. How about.... France, oh yes France,
where the unemployment rate hovers around 8% even in the best of economies and it's hard to get a job because the Unions run the place.
Spain, yep they are trying to get away from cap and trade, caused a super high unemployment rate and cost way more than they thought, in fact I think
just about all of Europe is trying to get away from Cap and Trade, because it didn't work like they thought it would.
Oh yea one last thing, basing off the results of the elections all of Europe is trying to get away from left. Also I'm not a fan of a super
government body that imposes laws upon sovereign countries.
Let me clue you into something, the best option is freedom, you know why? Because it gives me the ability to do just about anything that I want, if I
want to go and make a million dollars then I can try really hard and do it, if I want to go live on the street then I can go do it. If I want to make
just enough to get by then I can do it.
Trying to convince me that governmental bodies should take care of people when they are down and out isn't going to happen. Now there is some leeway
in my thought about that, but I'm not getting into it here.
I am for self-sufficiency, if people can learn to survive on their own then everybody is better off, when you give people stuff they become dependent
and don't know anything else. Just like a wild animal if you keep them in captivity they forget how to hunt and survive on their own, if you release
them into the wild they end up dying.
That is why you see people that have spent most of their lives in prison ultimately end up back there because they have become dependent on the prison
system to survive, they don't know anything else but that.