Originally posted by no special characters
I speak for most Americans.. We do not want war
No offense but your countries actions do suggest differently. There is clearly a pattern of destruction that accompanies the US political system. If
your words were to be true wouldn't we have seen an uprising somewhere during the 60's?
Hiding behind a corrupt government is the easiest way to not take the blame for all these innocent lives that were destroyed by your country.
You do understand that not voting for example still makes you responsible for these crimes ?
*as a last note I see the good intentions in your post don't get me wrong but the above is what 99% of the non-US ATS'ers will probably.
Actually there have been uprisings but they are pretty easily squashed because well pacifists will only take things so far, and our police/military
honestly have no limit to the amount of punishment they are willing to dish out for doing anything other than peacefully holding up a sign and not
speaking too loudly.
The revolt you seem to be asking or expecting is contradictory to the very nature of the people who are in disagreeably with US policies. So how does
a pacifist have any ability to control or influence anyone when the only thing that gets attention is "death"??
Vote or don't vote, its all the same, and the whole voting/democracy thing is a illusion or has been rendered obsolete by lobbyists and big corps.
Change here in the US is not an option unfortunately. To attach the deaths of US policies and foreign relations to the innocent unheard ineffective
peon citizens of the US is rather...naive and quite honestly hateful.
I haven't voted in 3 years because I don't believe it matters, I don't believe my vote counts and honestly there hasn't been anyone worth voting for,
they ALL SUCK! every one of them. The only one I thought was acceptable was Ron Paul and he was defeated before he got started.
I don't particularly want or like to participate in this US system because its against many of my ideals and beliefs but I need to eat and feed my
family so unfortunately I have to, to some degree.
I don't know how to fix this "problem" that has become the US war machine but I do take comfort in knowing this life, is completely unsustainable. War
is unsustainable, greed is unsustainable, resource consumption and consumerism is not sustainable so thus eventually it will all inevitably come to a
screeching halt, and I take comfort knowing at least that.
I don't particularly think China is firing missiles at us or is going to because they would destroy the country that imports 90% of the crap products
they make with all those eye-sore factories littering their beautiful country. So I don't think destroying the US will do them any good. Killing the
man who owes you money and buys your products is just going to guarantee you will never get payed back, not even a little bit.
I agree with the peace message though, so ya...
edit on 15-11-2010 by Sly1one because: (no reason given)