posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 05:05 PM
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
Um...what? I'm talking about history. Also, don't put something I never said into quotation marks, it makes your dishonesty worse.
I was not quoting what you said, rather I enclosed the interprated context of your post in quotations to downplay and mock it.
Freedom to over-taxation and freedom "to vote" which criminal they prefer in office. LOL
And freedom to not die of polio, malaria, starvation, have longer lives, have healthier lives, and have at least some level of self-determination. We
also get that whole 'freedom of speech' thing that you probably wouldn't have in a country like...Libya.
Of course, you're set in your ways, so I know this is a futile refutation.
If people in the UK or America raised arms, just like al-queda did in libya, don't you think the government would respond in a similar fashion?
Tyrants or even rational leaders do not like being cornered like rats. It seems your a bit naive to put it mildly.
And here is another "joke". India, egypt, china, greece, rome, sumeria gave ALMOST EVERYTHING to the modern world when the modern world was still
sleeping in tents and hunting as nomads for survival. They were barbarians and uncivilized!
Um...what? That's actually a very big misconception. Aside from the fact that 'civilized' is a relative term, the idea of barbarism is not at all
supported by the evidence. Sure, they didn't have societies that were as sophisticated, but I'd note that more information and progress has been
made in the last 150ish years than in all of human history combined.
I have neither a superiority nor a inferiority complex since I am a greek-american, but I do get offended when people do not give old cultures the
credit they deserve. Yes an awful lot of progress has been made the last 150 years or so, since the industrial revolution in europe, but an awful lot
of freedom seems to have been sacrificed for the purpose of superficial pleasure rather than substance.
For example there are still many diseases that remain uncured and while new medicine has been plenty, people only live twice as much as they lived
2000+ years ago rather than up to 200 years old. Also we are still on the same rock called earth despite the fact america and russia went to the moon
40 years ago. Ufos and aliens is still an unresolved topic as well.
There is room for much improvement!