posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 02:28 PM
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
This thread was inspired by the now Lybia conflict going on and others in the past so I wondered is there a way to help the people so they dont gotta
hear and deal with bombs overhead due to them having bad dictatorship in their local.
Again, people get the government they deserve. All governments, including those run by "bad dictators" - as if "good dictators" was an option -
exist by consent of the governed. It is arguable, I suppose, that there will always be petty differences between people, and for this reason some
form of arbitration is necessary, but the problems in Libya are created by, in a large part, the people of Libya. All problems are self manifested.
The United States has no business interfering in Libya's manifest destiny, nor did the U.S. have any business in Iraq, or even Afghanistan. Indeed,
the U.S. has no business maintaining a standing army, and certainly has no business keeping the amazingly dangerous nuclear arsenal it keeps. The 2nd
Amendment should have instructed U.S. "leaders" at the time nuclear weapons were being developed. The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to prohibit
the federal government from infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The reason people have the right to keep and bear arms is to
protect themselves from tyranny, externally and internally. Since protection of tyranny includes the potential tyranny of their own government, and
since the U.S. keeps and maintains a nuclear arsenal, then it is arguable that the people have the right to keep and bear nuclear weapons, which
should have instructed the U.S. government on how remarkably imprudent it would be to develop nuclear weapons. Instead, the "leaders" opted to
develop the weapons and had all ready gone down the road of treating unalienable rights as things that they alone can grant and take away.
Where I mentioned in my first post that the greatest sham perpetuated on the people is the notion that democracy equals freedom, the second greatest
sham is that the U.S. is a free nation that respects human rights. Nothing could be further from the truth, and allowing people in Libya to elect
"leaders" in the U.S. will not change this. What will change this is the American people, and not by violent revolution, but through peaceful
enlightened self governed non acquiescence.
What if war was declared and nobody showed? What if a tyrant declared himself "leader" and everyone laughed? What if people learned to accept
responsibility for their own actions? What would happen then? My guess is that people would realize that their responsibility goes beyond their own
actions and that blame is irrelevant, which may touch upon what you are getting at - how can we help others - but it is imperative that we learn to be
gentle in doing good. Electing "leaders" is not the answer. This is a delegation of responsibility. The question is not what WE can do to change
the world, the question is what can I do...what can YOU do, to change the world. Voting is hardly the answer.