reply to post by Flyer
Live their life "correctly"? I wasn't aware you were the spokes person for the ways of "correct living". I'll assume that by living
"correctly" you refer to the same paradigm that governments try to enforce on their people - the whole "Work, Buy, Consume, Die" principle?
reply to post by Digital_Reality
You stereotype tell. There is no "entitlement generation". Their are people out looking for entitlements in the entire age bracket from 12-99 and
even more. Are you against entitlements for the elderly? What about the rich politicians and banksters who profit off of your hard work, never lifting
a finger yet owning 99% of the world's wealth? Are you sick of them too?
The whole "what if it happened to YOU" argument wouldn't really apply to me. Let me tell you why... again.
First of all, I do have my own home and my own business. If riots starting on my streets and they seemed without direction, the first thing I would do
is grab a megaphone and join in with them. When the time was right and before any massive damage was done, I would direct their attention to me, and I
would at the very least attempt to rally them in the direction of the real problem.
Now, if I was too late and these thugs were coming to my properties to burn them down, I would have no problem opening fire upon them. I carry a
weapon on me at all times, I have a weapon at my office, and I have many weapons at my home. No, I wouldn't shoot to kill to start, but I would
certainly let them know of the consequences of any further action. Once I got their attention their, I would once again grab the megaphone and attempt
to rally them in the direction of the real problem.
In the event that I am not at my business or home, and it gets destroyed in my absence, I will be thankful that I have insurance on both. And I will
continue on with life and rebuild. If insurance decided to tell me that they would not cover it and I was left with nothing - I would still be fine,
because I don't have that much to begin with and I have no problem losing what I have. In fact I am prepared to do so in the future.
reply to post by Facemelter
I thank you for the support. I realize that there are many people that do support my stance here, but that many are the silent minority. The flags and
stars have to come from somewhere.
reply to post by seedofchucky
People are easily persuaded. The rioters weren't out for change, but they could have easily been persuaded to seek it. They needed only to be
reassured of the they possessed and needed a target to go against that could change everything. You will not change my opinion on this.
reply to post by JonoEnglish
I still believe it would have only taken a bit of clear leadership and vocal initiative to turn the riots into a movement, quell much of the violence,
and direct the rage and anger towards a more productive source. The people were already there and ready. Upon knowing the meaning behind it, more
would have joined.
All it takes is for someone to be the first to give the little nudge in the right direction. Could you imagine the impact if one of the rioters just
had a moment of clarity and yelled, "Hey guys! Let's hit them where it hurts! Let's head down to Parliament!"
I am sure that clearer heads would not have prevailed in such a situation.
reply to post by seedofchucky
This is the last I am going to comment on the Earth in this thread. You do realize that the Earth was his by massive bodies of space rock in the past,
and that those massive bodies completed irradiated nearly all the species on the planet, plants and animals alike. It also is said to have burnt up
the Earth's atmosphere and make it completely inhabitable for thousands, maybe millions of years.
But look at it today. Lush, green, fertile... and we are worried about a hole in the ozone killing the Earth. LOL. We aren't worried about killing
the Earth, we are worried about killing OURSELVES. The Earth is going to be absolutely fine after humans, just as it was long before humans. All the
nukes on the planet wouldn't equal the force of one the extinction level events of the past, and that is just fact. Humans are not more powerful than
the Earth, and we are DEFINITELY not more powerful than the universe.