posted on Jan, 30 2012 @ 12:06 AM
There are many people on these forums who view things in the way you describe, which does make one think they support war-mongering. I think people
like this are ignorant, because they haven't looked into what is going on for themselves. I have been watching the MSM for the past few days, which I
hardly ever do, and there are many stories that I hear absolutely nothing about.
So I say to those who are ignorant, even though I know they won't accept that they are, get online and seek out reputable sources that report ALL the
facts, and who are not biased in any way. There are many ways to know that the MSM does not report correctly, but my favorite is to simply look at the
fact that we have conservative and liberal leaning MSM outlets...
HOW is THAT unbiased, impartial reporting, which is what they are SUPPOSED to provide? Or, rather what people THINK they provide. Those who remain
ignorant, when they watch these networks, do not understand that they are getting a skewed or slanted view of things, because subconsciously they
think that they are receiving the news "how it is", in an impartial way.
I am not really an apologist for Iran, but I know when something is right or wrong, and I either know or can find out when I am being lied to, if
there is a way. In this case I have found that, go figure, the US has an unpublished agenda they wish to fulfill by pressuring Iran, threatening them
and countries who support them to an extent, and the people do not hear about this agenda because the MSM will not talk about it.
It is something that can logically be concluded by viewing the past actions and reasoning of the US government, therefore I believe that attacking or
invading Iran is unjustified, from multiple standpoints.
I am an American, and I LOVE my country, but I can not and will not remain quiet when my country is being driven into the ground by greedy and corrupt
politicians and businessmen, while the citizens are being lied to so they remain ignorant, so these corrupt parties can get away with profiting off of
the death of thousands of foreign citizens, as well as the deaths of those soldiers and marines who THINK they are "defending" their country. Give
me a break.
I do have a problem when some call those with my point of view anti-American. Since when is locating and attempting to correct the major problems and
dishonest government dealings within a country mean that one is against that country. It has been said time and time again that America is headed for
a dark place, morally and economically, and it does not take much to convince any rational person that this is the case...
Therefore I say anyone who sits idly by and defends the actions of those who put us in this position in the first place, who continue to war-monger
other nations, and virtually drive our country into despotism, are the ones who are anti-American. So those of you who are ignorant of facts, and
think they love their country, I challenge you to re-examine your patriotism based on where the nation is headed, and re-evaluate whether you should
be supporting that. One can seek change and upset the status quo while not being a traitor to their country, ie un-American or anti-American. There is
nothing more American.
Addressing your claim of anti-Islamic people and posts...The main problem I have with Islam is that some of its followers think it is okay to murder
those who aren't Islamic. Is this what Islam teaches? If so, then it teaches and condones not only INTOLERANCE, but murder itself.
If this is what Islam teaches, then I think EVERYONE who isn't Islamic should be against it. However, I do not think that just because some people
support invading Iran does not mean they are anti-Islamic, and to say as much is a simple logical fallacy.
So while I agree that many individuals on the forums are ignorant war-mongers, although not the majority, I also believe that many of these same
people can be rather tolerant, and probably do not hate Islam or its followers simply because they are Islamic or Middle-Eastern...There are some who
hate anything that is different, and they fall in with the ignorant. They are not stupid, they simply have not sought to learn from what is in front
of them, and they could probably benefit from a religion.
So I say that no one should be against the religion of any other individual, UNLESS, and this is the key exception, that religion wishes to either
disrupt or interfere with the lives of the people of any other religion. However, by the words disrupt and interfere, I do not mean in a mundane way,
such as would be the case in religious proponents attempting to convert an individual of another religion; rather, I mean disrupt or interfere in a
more active way, by persecuting those of another religion.
I'm reaching post limit, so I will just say that I do not agree or disagree with, or support or condone any other topic that you have addressed in
your thread, that I did not bring up in this post.