Originally posted by Perhaps
This post isn't necessarily aimed at you Perhaps, I just quoted your post for the graph.
And to put that graph into a clearer perspective, there are only 250,000 registered users here. Of that number, only half actually post on a regular
basis. That's roughly 1/16 of the people who look at the site actually participate on the site. My point? None of all this political bickering is
really solving anything when you look at the numbers. And as the saying goes....people lie but numbers never do.
And out of that very small percentage of numbers that the OP is complaining about, no one seems to be learning anything or even paying attention. This
isn't the first time I've responded to a topic such as this through the years and I've noticed a trend with the people who both complain about the
U.S. and the people who complain about the complainers. It's always the same argument. Common people are always pointing the finger at each other and
not towards the people who need to be pointed out. The people "in charge". The people who, really, make this topic in the first place when you think
about it. We the people aren't the ones starting the wars and otherwise screwing around with different countries. The people in charge who supposedly
know what they're doing are the one's doing that.
And before you start to tell me that the way the world currently is is by design....don't even. As if you expect me to believe that the worlds
leaders are intelligent. They may be in control but that doesn't make them smart. That just means they know how to manipulate other peoples' lack of
intelligence. And if you believe for one second that THAT makes them smart, you deserve to be manipulated.
But instead of using phrases like "The government" of such and such country is doing such and such, people say things like "Americans" are doing
this or "Germans" are doing that. As if the citizens of any given country are really making the rules. My point here is that people need to choose
their words more carefully or don't choose them at all. Talk smart or shut the # up. This is a serious subject after all and needs to be treated as
But out of all of that, what really gets me is the people in all the democratic countries around the world, America included, who go and vote their
leaders in. What are you complaining about? YOU voted them in. Don't tell me you actually believed what they said. And if you don't like the
selections they give you, make your own. It is part of the process after all. It's called a write in ballot. How do you think Bruce Springsteen gets
at least one vote for President every 4 years?
And don't tell me that the system is rigged to where they'll always get what they want and that you can't fix it. For every problem there's a
solution, and if you don't see it then you're not paying attention. But instead of opening your eyes so you can see the solution, you'd rather keep
them shut and point your fingers at your fellow countrymen. I suppose it's easier that way, I don't know. I never was one to take the easy way out
and brag about it. I always felt a twinge of guilt and my heart never was fully into the endeavor.
I'm an American by the way, and for the most part I just don't get the majority of people when it comes to this political topic, and I'm not going
to lower my standards just to fit in. Screw that. Again, it all comes down to numbers and people wonder why I gravitate towards other people who
respond in kind to my points of view.
It gets lonely at the top.