Originally posted by CaptainBeno
reply to post by CaticusMaximus
Youre totally right, it is about liberty and freedom, and thats why its so hard for some foreigners to be able to process it all, because theyve given
away there freedoms for the illusionary security Big Brother offered them.
Um? I think YOU think you know that, but you're wrong?
I'm a foreigner to the US but what freedoms have I given up? I live in Perth Austrlia, perhaps you would like to explain to me and fellow posters what
freedoms as an Australian I have given up and what illusions are being played out in front of me?
I got a 5 bedroom house
I got a three figure pay starting with 2
I have a great life
Got some fabulous cars
Beach on the doorstep
Can do what I want when I want
Great Public transport
Awesome City with bars and cafes etc
Ok, we have a ranga controlling our nation, but on a whole everything is perfect?
So go on, give it your best shot?
I'm guessing your area is not like that,
Bad public transport
Can't walk anywhere at night
etc etc etc?
And you think I live in an illusion?
The list of your life is rather silly. I was trying to see what I could envy from you but I can't find a thing. I have all you have and more. I can
actually stop working today and I am well off enough to not have worry about working anymore.
I lived in El Paso texas. Never got shot nor mugged nor did i fear walking any where at night.
I live in the midwest now and it is the same.
I really am not sure what this fear of guns is all about. Its a tool. Its a tool to deter, defend and to assault.
Governments use it every day for the purposes I listed in foreign countries where they blow up women in children.
Those governments believe that anything that threatens it is to be destroyed regardless of who they have to kill in the process.
My government has decided that its citizens can be considered people who threaten the government simply by not agree with government. There has been
much legislation trying to be passed or passed in order to detain US citizens if they THINK they are a threat.
This same government now wants to disarm me and it has shown that.... It will kill men women and children if it feels threatened. It has even taken
steps to make US citizens targets.
And you think I and other people are crazy for fearing the government and wanting to hang on to our weapons??
you think government turning on its own people is an illusion . can you explain to me why?? There are plenty of examples in history to prove that
when i was a kid I used to be told not to do certain things because x consequence would happen. I then said " No I am different! It won't happen that
way! It is not the same circumstance" turns out I was wrong. Sometimes I was lucky and it did not happen but I did concede that the possibility was
there for a bad outcome.
In your country perhaps it works. In my country.. where our government wants to solve everything with a bomb and killing.... I find it very possible
that it will use force if and when it decides we are threat to it.
You are foreigner. You do not know how it is to live here. I do not pretend to understand your country so I would ask you not pretend to understand
You have a good life so have a coke and smile stfu
edit on 16-1-2013 by votan because: (no reason given)