After having looked back at all the times that America has stepped it's big foot in the doggy doo of the world to interfere, or as some people call
in giving other countries democracy
one has to wonder just what kind of fools we must be for our American dream being one
size fits all for the rest of the world towards leading others towards democracy
as a political ideology where there was no choice before
because of the previous dictatorial nonsense, whether it was Communist, Monarchy, or a Repbulic.
Is democracy really that plain and simple to be given away as a McDonalds franchise?
What on Earth happened to other people of other countries actually shedding their own blood to get their country back from the ruthless butthead
dictator where we as a country have to step in and assist or interfere as the rest of the world seems to refer to it?
Sorry, I do not want my country giving out the war machine and money of our country to defend people who do not want to try it on their own first, but
I am not stating to not assist them at all but to me it sure as Hell would show a need more for it if the people were out there trying to overthrow
their own idiotic regime and being killed for the process, because that would mean it was really needed, otherwise we are being sold a lie.
When democracy is something so fairly spread out to every corner of the world like a McDonalds franchise, it cheapens its meaning, at least to me, in
that too much of a good thing is out there with not a lot of people actually trying to achieve it on their own. Would McDonalds let you give away one
of their franchises? Hell no, because they would go out of business if they considered something like that, so what makes America, the Government more
specifically, think it has the special right to give away democracy at the cost of trillions of taxpayers dollars, and letting our soldiers get killed
for other people's needs in a needless war?
Am I stating I really want those other countries people to die?
Am I stating I want other countries controlled by ruthless dictators?
Am I stating I believe we are wasting our soldiers live for nothing?
Am I stating I believe our Government is wasting our tax money?
When will we as a nation allow other people to fight their own fight for once, not get mixed up in some foreign war where we are not needed nor are we
I could have sworn America was born because of the need to overthrow tyranny.
So, by us getting involved in the process holding the hands of Iraq, Afghanistan, or soon North Korea, or even Venezuela, are we in fact letting our
Government speak for us in getting us and our soldiers killed because of their corporate greed for oil, resources, and land, or are we in fact
enabling those countries and thereby weakening them through indoctrination of not being able to do it on their own and thereby weakening and diluting
the process of democracy?
Democracy used to mean something to me.
Way back before we started giving it away like the prize in a Crack Jacks box.
Maybe, instead of giving it away at the cost of our taxpayers money and soldiers lives, we should back out and give advice, or maybe, just maybe, we
should not get involved to begin with.
Does this sound isolationist? Probably to some people.
Does this sound harsh to some? Probably a little.
Does this sound a little out there? Probably just a tad.
I just think that when democracy is as easy as a phone call away and an air strike later, that the meaning of it is diluted down to almost
nothingness, in that democracy, just like freedom has to in fact be won, not given away like a McDonalds franchise.
Would you like fries with your freedom, sir?
This entire thread and the current post was inspired because of my last post over here :
Blackwater : Right-Wing Conservative America, Whether You Like It Or Not...
[edit on 19-10-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]