posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Somehumanbeing
I'm an Australian, so my point counts more-so since i'm not the typical US gun-totting, flag-waving redneck.
If you are ashamed of your country of birth either:
a) Do something about (enter politics, stage protests, be more involved in the running of your country) or,
I mean, if all you're gonna do is complain and complain and complain about your country without doing anything, why don't you just leave? That way
you won't have to constantly get all down and crap because boohoo your country is so evil and etc. Why don't you look in your country's history and
follow in the example of all people in a similar position who felt ashamed about their country and fought (conceptually, and literally) for a
edit on 23-2-2011 by Somehumanbeing because: (no reason given)
Aren't you the little diplomat, you sweet talker you! Good to see you totally buy the stereotypical gun-toting flag-waving redneck American thing.
Life is easier when you don't think for yourself.
Seems like the OP is trying to deal with guilt and pressure that many Americans live under. If you had any empathy for other people you could have
thought about what life is like for the OP. American citizens have their earnings funneled from their pockets only to see it pissed away. Billions
sent around the globe as foreign aid? Means nothing, people hate Americans. Citizens don't want war, no one enjoys carnage, murder and what it costs.
Our government does what it damn well pleases, off to war we go, more hate for the Americans. Are you catching on here? Imagine what it feels like to
the OP. How would you feel if you were in this circumstance?
There are many organizations from local grass-root level to large nationwide size that work daily to initiate changes across America. They are
fighting a tidal wave with a bucket; it takes huge money to further agendas, expose corruption, get candidates into place, etcetera. These people are
fighting against a system designed to keep them out and to make certain the power stays under their iron fist. The wealthy and powerful that are in
charge have been wealthy, powerful and in-charge for a very long time. They have a bit of an edge, can you see this?
Leaving the country is easier said than done. 1st, would you be willing to abandon the land of your birth, where all your relatives are, friends,
things you are comfortable with? Not likely. Be rational: if people could just up and leave, the poverty-stricken neighborhoods, slums and barrios
would be empty. It takes huge money just to move a few hundred miles, there are a lot of expenses involved.
Where would the OP move to? Australia? Not likely. Your government does not allow foreigners to come at will and take up residence. Your government
has the good sense to shelter its people. They make sure employment goes to their own people before an alien. Most countries worth a damn happen to
have strict provisions restricting incoming population. "Leave." That is genius.