posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:31 PM
Originally posted by rogerstigers
reply to post by mrgregbusybee
Probably one of the best responses I've read. Very well thought out and informative. I can agree to a degree.
Thank you. I saved the lengthy quote.. too much scrolling..lol
I will also agree to disagree. My viewpoint on the world is such that I am ok with the Koreas uniting again (even if it is through war) and other
things of that variety. Sadly, corrections need to happen and people will ie as a result. I am a pragmatist to a fault. I would love it if there
was a painless way for everything to eventually go back to happy and peaceful, but there isn't. In my view, eventually something will give.. either
we let people sort things out on their own terms, or they drag us down with it.
My first priority is my family. Thinking long term, how can I support perpetual war knowing that it condems my family to a lifetime of ever draconian
security restrictions and tyrrany? I simply cannot. Since the cord must eventually be cut, better to cut it now, than delay the inevitable.
The biggest test of our resolve is not what we are willing to fight against happily but what we are willing to fight for even when it hurts. It hurts
me to admit that the right way to go leaves millions in other countries to die; however, I believe it is the only right way to go.
And to you sir, I can respect your opinion. I also believe in my family and family is number 1. I think you are more optimistic than I am in regards
to having faith in other countries. I believe 50 years ago, if we would've taken Ron Paul's policies, we would be a better country today. I think
he's too late. I also believe that war, as bad as everyone hates it, will be a part of this country for many many years in the future.
Yes, your way would condemn millions of people to die that we said we would protect and give allegiance to. I don't know if that's the right
answer...I do believe we as a country would be naive to believe though that by us minding our business and remaining out of any diplomatic, acts of
aggression or any type of assistance is naive because of the other countries that we know condemn us as a country. By your thought process, a
president could get into office and say, if you aren't with us, you're against us and wipe those countries down to rubble...then we can have peace
worldwide. I don't know..... i really don't know the answer to world wide peace!!
ya know, my favorite band is PJ (off topic i know) and Ed Vedder believes that the people should take every leader of each country, throw them in a
room until they sort all the bullsh*t out and don't let them out until they do. I would like to think that human beings could do this but the sad
fact is...there are radicals that will never appreciate or believe in our countries policies and ways of life. I really don't have an answer
buddy...I wish i did. For now, I think we have to be prepared and able to attack until something changes and that doesn't necessarily mean changes