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Utter Disrespect, and Nonsense

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 03:09 AM

Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by DrMattMaddix

Once again, as I have repeatedly stated, this is not a free speech issue. I am not denying anyone the right to free speech. I am saying they ought to be more respectful, after all there is only ONE president and more morons than I can count.

If it weren't against T&C I'd make fun of you. That's what it's all about...

Disrespecting the 'President' is very common at least in the last few decades.

This is pointless.

Buy a sense of humor and some thicker skin.

Patiently awaiting a government handout for that too?

Go get a copy of Police State 4 and become a motivating force for others.

These are dire times and ninnies, wall flowers are disrespectful to America.

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:03 AM
Maybe this could explain some of the disrespect:

David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C. , Albany , New York , and Dakar , Senegal .
He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College . He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon, Williams College and Harvard University . Kaiser's latest book, The Road to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by Harvard University Press.
Dr. David Kaiser
History Unfolding

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "We the People," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents. Why are we exceptional and why are we worth preserving? Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election. (sometimes violently) Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago? We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know precisely what I am talking about) - the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.. It is potentially 1929 x ten...And we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska . All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary. (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course not. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.)

Mr. Obama's winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning.

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the "savior" was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory. Conservative "losers" read it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did - regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand - the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by department, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course,

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It's all there in the history books.

So read your history books.. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:44 AM
reply to post by expat2368

Nice diatribe. (You have not attributed quote tags correctly or attributed source btw.)
But DESPITE his credentials, it is merely HIS OPINION. It carries no more or less weight than anyone else's. It don't make it FACT.

On Topic:

Inasmuch as I agree with OP regarding the lack of manners and decorum as of late, I realize that FREE SPEECH is the backbone of our land.

In simple terms, it is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.


[edit on 21-4-2010 by kinda kurious]

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 07:55 AM
When one does things that disrespect the will of the electorate, they should fully expect to be ridiculed, mocked and disrespected in return! The approval of the people must be earned, holding a title doesn't entitle anyone to respect!

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 08:02 AM
reply to post by kozmo

Agreed. Respect is earned. Why should any corrupt, narcissistic politician be respected by the people they screw over?

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 10:08 AM

Originally posted by kozmo
The approval of the people must be earned.


Vote Percent = 53 Total Votes = 66,882,230

[edit on 21-4-2010 by kinda kurious]

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 10:15 AM

Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Just because you have the first amendment, doesn't give you a license to act stupid.

Actually, it does give you that license.

I'm glad we have it and glad that people act stupidly. It lets you know who to avoid.

Also, I don't care if people criticize the president, republican or democrat.

posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 10:17 AM
People have the right to say stupid things, and you have the right to be offended by it and complain. Durp durp durp!!!

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