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Originally posted by isthisreallife
As for the Freedom of the Press. That had been gone long before 9/11.
9/11 is arguably the single most important feast in the liturgical calendar of America’s cult of impotence. Maybe you feel like a real patriot on the surface, tossing off a couple of cheap, content-free platitudes. But deep down you should probably hate yourself. Apart from displaying a disgusting indifference to the literally hundreds of thousands of lives lost and ruined in 9/11’s aftermath, and utterly failing to explain the event itself in the context of American foreign policy, celebration of 9/11 reinforces a hide-bound mythology of powerlessness. It guarantees, in fact, that America’s situation will only become worse and worse in the years to come.
I can't begin to tell you how this has affected me. I am appalled at this government and ashamed to be an American. It has made me bitter. Mad. Non-trusting. Suspicious. Cynical and embarrassed. Not a good way to go through life,
Well, I won't even begin to touch upon your bias, as it is already long established in your mind that the United States conspired to create the events of 9/11. Which unfortunately reflects your entire post as a whole, but Fine.
Originally posted by purseldave65
Since when has the press ever been solely about the facts? I mean sure, you might get the facts on the fire that burned down the house two streets over from you, or the fact that groceries are cheaper this week than last, but the press has always been owned and operated by people with opinion's and agenda's.The last unbiased news reported in this country was by your local town crier. All news is, and has been, slanted from the get go. Nobody has ever gotten the straight facts on any subject in the "News"paper, or on the "News" outlets on television. To believe that you have, is utterly ridiculous. How are you going to get unbiased news on a subject when the owner's, editor's, and reporters are ALL biased? These people are not only biased in their own opinion's, but in the circle of peers they associate with. They all have agenda's. For every piece of "news" you can show me, I can dig up the same event with a different opinion, a different slant. So, if you are interested in gleaning a kernel of truth out of any event, read every differing opinion, every slant on said event, then pick out what matches up with each article. What's left is the truth, and it's often VERY little.
Just my two cents.
Originally posted by littlefinch
I went on to CNN today (dont really get my news there, just feel like it's a good reflection of the # they spoon feed to americans), and what do you know, all mention of 9/11 gone! It's just one day afterward, and not a single story about 9/11, when yesterday, nearly every story on the front page was 9/11, even weeks, months before that there was stories about 9/11, and now they're not mentioning a single thing! What a %@!%ing joke! Goes to show how much we actually care.
I talked to my mother yesterday and she sadly said, "I'm going to go watch some 9/11 specials now..It's my way to respect the dead." What about the people still dying under the name of terrorism? What about the hundreds of thousand civilians dying in middle east countreis. Surely, they dont get a holiday? What about when we nuked the japanese, twice! Surely, they dont get a holiday! This just pisses me off to no extent, and the American institution is playing with peoples emotions. I know the president would say something like this: "How dare you disrespect those who gave their lives by questioning the fateful event of that day that took 3,000 american lives!" How dare you for not questioning! Sorry...just venting.
I dont need to watch TV to commemorate the dead.
Originally posted by popsmayhem
People are not being killed willy nilly. The only people getting shot
are the ones shooting at troops. The only homes that are bombed are the
ones an RPG came out of. They are trying to rebuild a broke nation. It was
broke before America has to come in and take care of the taliban.
If America wanted to be cruel, they could of just nuked the whole place.
Not care about any of them. There not. It is so sad that you people only see the
world in this shadowy side. The taliban and alqeada had to be put on the run so
they do not kill more innocent people. They strap bombs to themselves and blow up
market places full of innocent people. The taliban was ruling afghanistan, they had to be eliminated.
You can not expect someone to just sit back and wait to be killed. You people would be complaining
that they did not do nothing if it was your MOTHER who had to jump from the WTC.
It paid off, them idiots should not of been hiding Bin Laden.
Osama Bin Laden has been brought to justice.. That is what had to be done...
They will be pulling troops out soon, they are building schools, roads, hospitals, HELPING THEM!
Get a grip.
America has now taken its rightful place of dishonour among the great perpetrator nations on Earth. As Nazi Germany was before it, as Stalinist Russia was, as Mao's China was, America is now a scourge of the earth, like those other hated nations.
Originally posted by hooper
Let me ask you this - you have four choices - USA, 2011, Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, Mao's China. Where would you want to live?
Second question - if you saw soldiers coming over the hill what would you rather see - stars and stipes? swastika? or a little red star?