reply to post by GradyPhilpott
Do you really think so? You really believe that this stands as further proof that our countries' intentions are truly noble, and that God would
accept the horrors of war and conflict because someone rejects peace?
I disagree with you entirely. This is exactly what a certain few want you to believe. If you live in fear, then you will allow your 'protectors' to
further encroach on your liberties in the name of safety and combating evil extremists.
Our governments are currently embroiled in the very risky game of fear mongering in order to maintain world wide control. The next phase will be to
state and further illustrate that individual governments just don't have the authority and power necessary to combat these evils, and it is only
logical that a singular, all encompassing entity is required to save us from such extremist elements.
Certainly, there is a danger. Yet, fear is a controlling mechanism used expertly in order to disrupt complacency so to distract from other important
events slipping under the radar (many of those issues are brought up on ATS on a daily basis, like hidden provisions in a health bill that has far
reaching social implications).
Our freedoms are under attack on a daily basis, I completely agree with that. Yet, terrorists and extremists are a drop in the bucket compared to the
people who regulate our social policies to their own ends. Wait till the smoke clears with who is behind the resurgence of the Taliban.
Imagine for a moment, that there is a real possibility that our tax dollars are secretly being funneled to these extremists in order to unbalance the
current economic and social structures currently in effect. Do you honestly believe that every last cent of the TARP money currently spent was used in
a transparent and legal manner?
Even if you do, proving it and showing where all that money went would be difficult at best, and impossible at worst. Face it, our leaders are not
being honest with us, and you should at least ponder the consequences of nations not demanding complete transparency and egalitarianism from our
Sure, being blown up and losing our beautiful landmarks is frightening, but discovering who is really behind this is beyond most people's comfort
zones to even begin pondering.
A Christmas day bombing, on the day that symbolizes peace and love. If I were in charge and hated the general population, I would have no problem
using a plane explosion to further expand my nefarious goals.
I notice a lot of people don't seem to think that their governments are capable of selling us out, while leaving us in an environment of debilitating
fear to get their way. History is riddled with examples of leaders and governments taking every advantage they can get, while the little people starve
in the fields.
Killing the people trying to kill us is not the answer. I can't tell you exactly what that answer is, but the only time war truly brings peace is
when everybody is dead and rotting on the battlefield.
Your sentiments although completely understandable, fall right in to the hands of those who want to continue to feed the war machine, and all they
need is a foiled suicide attempt on an airplane to get the job done.
Accomplishing the task would have most likely been the preferred outcome, but the fear is generated regardless of the outcome. Then people will once
again set aside their anger at the lack of our basic needs being met, and will rally behind their governments, allowing them to further intrude into
There is an endgame, and we are nothing but expendable pawns to the very people who swore to defend our basic right to live in happiness, peace, and
good fortune. I can't trust a government to run a war when my state's roads are the worst in the nation and our economy is bleeding workers like a
ruptured jugular vein.
This is just another thinly veiled attempt to convince people to live in fear, all the while our millionaire's club of political leaders rob us blind
and reduce us to an impoverished worker class. Then even if one does disagree with the retaliation to this attempt, those who argue will be lumped in
with them as sympathizers or worse.
Really, your beliefs on this very important issue are exactly what our political leaders want you to believe. The only thing that will come of this is
further restrictions of our freedoms and considerably more blood shed.
[edit on 26-12-2009 by GideonHM]