posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 12:29 AM
reply to post by Smack
I wish more people could see politics for what it really was instead of just looking for someone to blame. Even myself in the past I've fallen pray to
bigotted ideas and worldviews and the sort of xenophobia which is pretty much rampant throughout Britain, albeit this was quite briefly and when I had
alot of other personal problems getting me down, but the catalysts for such behaviour are everywhere, driven by the media and all of the mainstream
parties are out to capitalise on them whilst at the same time failing to act either way.
The main difference between Britain and the US however is the lack of a genuine movement campaigning for civil liberties. The attitude of many over
here is largely adverse to the creeping surveillance state etc, the only real opposition of said policy tends to come from the left. Socialist,
communist and anarchist groups are generally the few who tend to publically declare their opposition to the nanny state we've become acustomed to,
everyone else seems to have that old wartime mentality 'keep calm and carry on'.
I suppose even if there was a carbon copy of Ron Paul over here he wouldn't be given the light of day in the media and would probably just be written
off by most people and would fade into oblivion. For that reason I genuinely envy the US, it's one of the few places in the world where there actually
is a tradition of being committed to the limiting of government power, it's just a shame the reputation of the American people is often unfairly
twisted by some bad foreign policy decisions on behalf of your government.
edit on 24-4-2011 by lifeissacred because: ETA