posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 05:40 PM
reply to post by crezo
That's exactly it!! When Bush was in power, the US image suffered greatly abroad. People were bitching about those "idiot Americans" just because
their leader was a total retard. I have A LOT of American friends, and had the pleasure of living in LA and NYC for quite some time, and it was very
annoying having to correct people and tell them that the actions of a government doesn't necessarily reflect the opinions of a whole people.
Iran's government has committed countless atrocities...but guess what, so have most Western (incl. the US) governments. Guess who trained the
Taliban, the US. Guess who also tortured people after 9/11...yes, the US. Guess who accepted Nazi gold during WW2...Switzerland...a country most
people wouldn't call "evil". EVERY government has a dark history, or commits crimes against humanity!
It would be nice to see the PEOPLE stand up and say "NO MORE!!". In the end it's us people who suffer from the idiocy of governments, and it
doesn't matter if it's the US, Iran, or Switzerland. If war breaks out, we will suffer the most! And for what? Cheap oil? Some imaginary threat that
hasn't materialized yet...WMDs in Iraq? Iraq supporting terrorists? And during all that time we KNOW Bin Laden's in Pakistan...yet we decide to go
after another country because it better fits our agenda?
Fact is, governments mostly suck and lose touch with the people. It doesn't matter which country you live in, or which side the politicians represent
(left, right, center). Yet we continue to suffer because of their actions, and we just take it because the politicians appeal to our patriotism.
This has NOTHING to do with patriotism, it has everything to do with being STUPID!
[edit on 1-7-2010 by MrXYZ]