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Originally posted by seeker1963
I refuse to look at the kind of pictures you are mentioning! However, I think people whom vote for these criminal, globalist, warmongers should be forced to sit in a room for an hour and actually SEE how their blind support of a war mongering government affects those whom we are TOLD are our enemies.........I think things might change. That is IF we have any time left to change anything.........
but if one refuses to perceive what is right in front of thier face, because it displeases them, discomforts them, then perception becomes unreliable
How can anyone fear anything enough, that they would give up not just thier own rights, but the rights of thier fellow man?
Originally posted by Carreau
reply to post by TrueBrit
First I want to say I gave you a star and a flag and I usually don't do that for a rant. I agree with you and I usually don't do that either. I'm going to try and answer some of the "whys" you asked even if they were rhetorical.
You can't MAKE someone care, period. No matter what you do or say there are large numbers of people who, if it doesn't directly affect them, then they will ignore it regardless of content. Plus "News" is a business that needs sponsors. If you put video of heads with brains spilled out on the 6pm news broadcast there are going to be 1000's of parents screaming that their children saw that on TV. At which point sponsors with pull ads because of complaints and the "news" will have no revenue stream. Bye Bye news.
That line made me laugh out loud, it is the VERY argument that has been made when a group of people want to ban 30 round magazines and certain firearms.
Anyway as far as sanitizing war and it's images, I believe it all started when FIGHTING wars became sanitized. Before, whole cities were carpet bombed to destroy one factory, now one bomb with GPS guided targeting can be put through a single window of a single building. Until the late 20th century wars were brutal and were fought with very little rules.
Now wars have rules and limits and with them we lost finality. War should be so horrific and disgusting it should be only undertaken as an absolute last resort. But now war isn't treated that way and war has no end. If there is no loser there is no victory and with no victor there is no end.
And as far as the Government spying, well right now there aren't enough people that care because we have had an entire generation taught in government schools not to question authority. And when 11 million people are getting food stamps from the same government that is spying on them, well what do you expect them to do, not eat?
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I'm beginning to think that mankind has not gained an ounce of civility over the people three thousand years ago. It seems there was a lot of wars that started abound three thousand years ago and military might has been increasing ever since. It would have been nice to live four thousand years ago, before the power hungry took over. Seems like it may have been a lot less violent before capitalism and consumerism were created.