Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by m1991
yeah really dont hear anything about australia doing the same to the aboriginals
havent heard anything about the british empire where the sun never set or the roman and muslim empires of the past did the same.
just how many countries have nukes these days eh? worried about the us you should be worried and complaining about the other 100 countries
but no this is a usa bash fest.
wow... you and i have got some sort of dynamic between us! well, it's keeping my afternoon interesting.
the atrocities of Australia towards their aboriginal population is a big deal, and has made world news.
in fact, several years ago, Australia made a formal apology for their past behaviors...
and British barbarism, especially during the colonizing times, is well noted. that's what Ghandi was all about, and how he exploited their violent
tendencies and used it against them. check out the Salt March. or just watch the flick. it's a good one.
the UK has attempted (somewhat) to deal with their violent past by regulating guns. Australia has dealt with their violent past by offering a formal
apology (something the Natives of the US i am not sure will ever get).
the US continues to justify it's violence.
as well, this thread is about calling to question US violence. a very real issue. to sweep it under the mat, just because other countries have also
been "naughty", or because one thinks people are ganging up on the US, is simply not confronting a very real issue.
the US has the potential to be truly a remarkable nation. WWII is a shining example of that. yet too often, it chooses to hide behind it's past
achievements rather then to address the true matters at hand... which is, how do we as a species truly wish to usher in the new age?
if the US is the greatest nation on earth (highly arguable, yet the US certainly has its fair share of clout) then how does such a nation model itself
for the rest of the world?
again, the OP doesn't feel the US have been the best role models. again, i am inclined to agree.
edit on 2-9-2011 by mythos because: type-o, type-o and some more...