posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 12:17 PM
Originally posted by NWObringer
Here's a better solution!
GET RID OF BUSH!!!
As bad as I hate to admit it, this is probably what we needed to do in the last election. Someone once said "image is everything"..and I think
they're probably right on the money. People's perception of who is doing something is far more important than what they're actually doing.
Like I have said before, if John Kerry had won, we'd be at the same point in this as we are now. But, the perception would have justified the
actions and excuses would have been created like "cleaning up Bush's mess" and others to make it seem like the US was back on track to appeasment
You all don't seem to realize that our elected leaders really don't call the shots. Its being done by the controlling interest who pay to put them
where they are. These same people back both sides to make certain they retain such control. Think Algore would not have gone to war? Might be nice
to tell one's self but I think we all know the reality of it.
Sometimes I feel like the rest of you. Why send our guys to foreign soil to die for someone who is ungrateful? Why spend billions to feed someone
only to see it syphoned away by power hungry dictators and used against us? Why make any effort to make the world a better place at all? To help out
someone in need (which almost always pisses off those waiting for them to get weak enough to conquer)?
I think the answer lies in how we, as a country have been morally and religiously condition for the last 200 years. For those who don't remember,
the US began its infancy in attempts to remain neutral in world affairs. How many attemts did it take and how many times were we dragged kicking and
screaming into one bloody war after another before we finally got it. No matter what countries decide to fight, if we are to remain in the world
scope in any facet, we will be drawn in.
Yeah, individually, I'm sure we can all agree it would be "theoretically" the best for all if we went back to remaining neutral and just tried to
be part of the world economy, that would be ideal. No need for isolationism if that would work...but for those of us who have a bit broader view of
the world than just the scant amount of time we've been in it, know that has been tried and fried several times. You want the US out of
international affairs..and I'd say we want out..but none of us make the decisions that count.
In other words, we cannot. We'd like to but we are not afforded that decision. The same people who gripe about it would be the very people to
attempt to draw us back in.