posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 09:45 PM
reply to post by Unvarnished
OP - first of all, my love and respect to you and your family. i personally am sickened by what my country is doing in other countries right now.
there are many of my fellow countrymen who share my opinion. i hope that everyone doesn't assume that we (Americans) are all warmongering, vengeful,
narcissistic whiners. just like i hope that everyone doesn't think that all people in the middle east or all muslims are terrorists. it simply isn't
but, i agree that right now that seems to be the majority - though, i do see it finally starting to shift.
today, i posted a link on my facebook page to the "remember building 7" organization (i cannot post the link because they accept donations and this
site doesn't allow those kinds of links) and a person who i thought was a friend, who i have known for many years - since before 9/11 - got MAD at me
for posting the link and said (and i quote) "if you think that our government has anything to do with 9/11 then you should do America and the world a
favor and just kill yourself, and you don't deserve to call yourself an American."
this may be the kind of thing you would expect from a young person - because they may be a little immature and a little naive, and little closed
minded - you know with age comes wisdom and all... but this person was older than me and i am almost 41 years old.
i fail to see how a statement like that is any better THAN A TERRORIST. i mean, examine the statement... essentially it is the same as saying "if you
don't believe what i believe than you don't deserve to live." and what is silly is this same person will then go on to make posts about support our
troops, they are fighting for your freedom. well, the last time i checked, freedom included being able to have your own opinion - even if it is not
the same as the opinion of others.
I am almost ashamed to say this, but most Americans think that being patriotic means thinking that we are the only people who are important or we are
more important than anyone else. i look around the world and i see all this death and devastation, and i realize that it is so much worse than
ANYTHING we have EVER seen here in the U.S. and when you bring that up to people when they are discussing 9/11... when you say "but that is really
nothing compared to what goes on in other countries..." nine times out of ten someone will always say "but THIS is America!!!"
i love my country. but i am very ashamed of us right now.
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