reply to post by Zamini
Are you also proud to be ignorant?
I'm sure you're here as the voice of enlightenment.
Someone has to be firm to people like yourself.
... Nope - just the ignoramus on the other side of the isle.
Why have so many been manipulated in such a way?
Because they are, obviously, quite dumb.
Is the majority of humanity still in the REALLY dumb tribal phase?
Hey, take it easy on them - they are being manipulated, can't you see?
Yes - my statements were made the way they were, intentionally, to illustrate a point.
OF COURSE you are going to feel that way, but ask yourself WHY?
Simply because someone is proud to be part of the nation does not make them a drone.
Everyone puts their own subjective belief into what this country is. Some passionately wave the flag and sing songs of American glory while pushing
for government control over healthcare and many other consumer markets.
When I think of America - I think of the idea that people are capable and even liable/responsible for self-governance. It's not just a right - it's
inherent to being that you take responsibility for yourself and make sensible decisions within your community (which you are going to have, unless you
are a hermit). The concept of government control over everything is completely incompatible with the way I would like to live, and the way I
interpret our country's founding. I'd put a bullet into the above-mentioned type of person if it became necessary - even though we both wave the
same flag and sing the same songs. The similarities end there.
In either case - to base the issue of military pay off of such fickle things as human beliefs and concepts of a nation is entirely ignorant of the
material and real-world implications of decisions regarding military pay. For the time being - I'm not putting bullets into socialists - regardless
of why soldiers have joined, or why we look up to them - they are entrusted with a number of responsibilities and come into contact with a number of
sensitive technologies, documents, etc. I may think of America differently than your typical socialist ideologue - discussing those differences only
leads to dissent and death of said socialist - but a discussion of what happens when pay is cut to people who are responsible for handling nuclear
weapons, top secret technology, federal employee records (and classified documents), etc can be focused on what is real and measurable.
And this coming from a person who has the chance to live there.
This is coming from someone who does live here.
People are stupid no matter where you go. Generally why I don't like them or consider the vast majority worthy of sentient classification. This
makes me something of an elitist, and I can come off as a prick quite often. Not that it's a huge concern - I find it irritating when people find my
volume of thought difficult to follow, usually - so it's best to keep people at an arm's distance and not expect much out of them.
I don't feel like being told I'm in the wrong country because I like to USE MY BRAIN.
I wouldn't waste the effort. The use of this "brain" doesn't seem to have any appreciable effect. Suggested you update to the newest
point-release of your drone software.