posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 05:08 PM
America bashing????? WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT? Look at our effing government??????? It's out of control. I mean my god when was the last time
you heard anyone bashing Americans i.e. the people, the customs, etc. Never! 99.9% of the time it's bashing the government and our foreign policy
and in my opinion if you ARE NOT bashing our government you are a complete idiot with your head buried in the sand. We as Americans have been
completely brainwashed and indoctrinated since a young age........(thank the government run public education ) to believe that the USA is this great,
pure, altruistic beacon of hope and democracy when in fact the EXACT opposite is true. Especially when it comes to our government. It's utterly
corrupt, more than it's ever been so of course you're going to see people increasingly bashing it. Geez! It doesn't take a genius to undestand
and it definitely deserves being bashed.
That doesn't mean many of us are not proud to be American, embrace the American people, our history, our beliefs, our freedoms, etc. Quite the
opposite. But to blindly swallow this ideal that America is such a just, democratic, altruistic symbol of freedom is pathetic. We as Americans judge
ourselves and our country and the direction it is headed not on the basis of other countries, not on the past or the present but WHAT SHOULD AND COULD
BE! We as a nation are always trying to better ourselves, to become more free, to become more just, more prosperous and embrace the entire set of
ideals and values our country was supposed to and should represent. I dont' care if there are countries out there a lot less free than us or a lot
more violent than us. That's not the point. We as a nation were supposed to be world leader in justice, freedom, liberty etc. Wasn't the the
entire point of our inception? Sorry but I don't support a government nor a military that says one thing and does another. America's past is
blighted that's for sure. I mean we wiped out an entire population of people and took their land. Some will say that's life that's history. Yeah
maybe it is. But if we are to progress as human beings and make the world a better place we must overcome those past indiscretions and make sure we
aren't repeating them. That is the point to being American.....seeking out and destroying the injustices in our own country and those abroad. I
think it's safe to say the US government and the US military do not seek out those goals. Quite the opposite. They are always trying to play an
angle..........they hardly care about what's right or wrong. America and Americans absolutely care about what's right and wrong. But judging by
some of the posters in this thread and in our greater society that characteristic is sorely lacking.
Rant over......I'll go back to living in my naive utopia of wanting to make the world a better and safer place for my children.
PS SOME OF YOU NEED TO REMEMBER JUST HOW MILITARISTIC AND IMPERIALISTIC OUR COUNTRY IS..............we have over hundreds of military bases in over a
hundred countries. We have our dirty little hands in EVERY corner of the world! I mean my god! Wake up! How can anyone support that type of world
domination. We police the world? Since when did the world asked to be policed? Why don't we have Japanese, Polish, Saudi Arabian, Turkish, French,
German, Soouth Korean, Phillipino, Guam, lol military bases in our country? Because the American people wouldn't stand one goddamn minute of it.
Yet we push our culture, our foreign policy on the rest of the world. pathetic!
[edit on 8-4-2010 by Zosynspiracy]