posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 09:30 AM
Lest we forget......
This country, historically, DOES NOT have a good track record.
While I know there is much good that we do as real people, I, and others I know personally do good when we can, but our country does not, and has not,
historically. I'll point out a few things, and yes, I realize our country has done some good things.....but honestly, how often do these things
really serve some underlying self interest?
-The Amerindian genocide and cultural distruction
-The isolation of Cuba
-The enslavement of Africans
-Ignoring the brutal poverty and genocide of African and South American citizens by US sponsored dictators
-Discrimination of minorities
-The largest prison population on the planet
-The sale of weapons around the world, indirectly paving the way for many if not all the wars of the 20th and 21st century
-The economic destruction the country currently is dealing with
-The exploitation/control of medical/dental/pharmaceuticals
-The control of the media
-The control and impoverishment of countries and territories such as The Phillipines, Haiti, Puerto Rico and others
-The use of Federal military to further corporate agenda
-Robbery of the treasury
-Price fixing on Wall Street
-Allowing corporations to control the spread of new ideas/inventions that have the potential to undermine their market share and advance technology
-The brutal destruction of the ecosystem in the name of profits
-The accepatance of pollution in the name of profits even when its killing us
-The IRS, CIA, FBI, NSA, FDA, and other agencies running out of control
-Food producers and what they do to the world
-Oh I love this one, charitable foundations which are really little more than tax dodges
-Is corruption at an all time high or no? Sure seems that way
The list goes on. Ron Paul is not saying anything new. He's just the latest one saying it. Did any of the others get their message through? Did they
live to a ripe old age? You all may know the answers to these questions.
When you look at the United States of America and our historical track record, is this country the evil empire or not? I'm not talking about everyday
joes like you and me, I'm talking about the ....masters. Might as well say it. The Federallies and the corporate leadership. They control it, they
run it, they do it, they make history, they sugarcoat it, and anyone that stands in the way gets mowed down by the machine so much so that it affects
not just one individual or group but their family for generations.
Finally. Take our country back? We NEVER had it. It was NEVER ours.
Flame me if you like. I am cynical about it all. My hardest task today is to keep a straight face while trying to instill hope for the future in my
young children. This site and all of you, debate all you want, historically, the odds are against anything changing for the better. When they start
coming door to door looking for dissidents, I'll die in prison or by gunshot fighting for my children, your children, and their future.