Originally posted by edtheduck
We live in a multicultural world and I don’t think citizens are seen as enemies, I think that society is so diverse that they just keep an eye on
the population in general .From Star Trek “the needs of the many,i.e. most people and keeping most people safe must out way the needs of the few
,i.e. those who want to kill you or do you harm, it’s that simple .
What do you mean? I could seriously list and list items, but a good example would be the attempt at the "Enemy Expatriation Act", whereby a person
would have been stripped of citizenship just for being accused of providing non combat support to someone considered an enemy. No conviction needed,
just a stated belief on the part of Uncle Sam. Once that is done....its all NDAA from there, as you are no longer a US citizen, and open for
indefinite detention without trial.
Instead of really focusing on that, though, I am more concerned about the propensity for some in the human population to feel that:
- they/we need to have an eye kept on us, as the population referred to above. I will do fine keeping an eye on myself, thank you. If i screw up
bad enough to really need intervention, I am sure someone would report it and get something done about it. I don't really need cameras recording my
moves, or my emails to be sifted through.
- the needs of the many has any bearing on the needs of the few. To think in this manner is known as a "mob mentality", whereby one believes that
just because of the principle of strength in numbers, that their viewpoint is somehow made more valid. Whether it is 1 person, or 1 trillion
people....if they believe something that is wrong, it is still wrong. No amount of human volume will made something more truthful, or correct.
Now, on a side note, I am curious as to what the world being multicultural has to do with this? The US has laws and principles that I assert are
being violated by the DoD, among many government entities, via the secrecy and subterfuge that is employed. That is the gist of what I was saying.
And in this multicultural world, the US has a strong history of The People demanding that the government "know their role", and answer to us.
And we were founded on the principle that, as far as weaponry goes, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Now, perhaps the answer isn't
that we allow regular folks to have nukes. Perhaps it is more that if we were responsible stewards of our planet, we wouldn't have developed it to
I would ask you to consider that a big problem in America (and possibly elsewhere) is that people are far more detached from each other, and tend to
display a certain irresponsibility and disconcern. I would posit that a big cause of this is the increasing nanny state (imposed by the mob
mentality, in direct violation of the concepts of liberty our nation were founded on), as well as the increasing welfare state. I would think that
once being concerned for your fellow human becomes someone else's responsibility, and it is funded via increased tax burden, you start to feel more
and more hostile and less and less concerned about the plight of your fellow man. I also would go on to say that the blueprint for creating class
warfare is to impose heavier and heavier social programs.