Originally posted by seabag
So because you dislike the direction the thugs in DC are taking the country
This is a statement which shuns responsibility for ones own actions and assigns it someone else.
This type of mentality is common among Americans.
I understand my use of this mentality in my OP and apologize for not clarifying and taking more responsibility.
"It wasn't MY fault, it was THEIR fault mentality has to go though.
it is ALL our fault.
We are ALL to blame.
The "Thugs in D.C." aren't taking "US" anywhere we don't already want to go.
The very reason we are all in this mess is because of this child like mentality.
Lack of personal accountability.
No one wants to sit down with themselves and ask themselves tough questions.
Like, "What did "I" do to contribute to this mess?
"What am "I" still doing to contribute to this mess"?
"What have I failed to do which could have helped contribute"?
Much easier to blame "The Thugs in Washington".
That way, I don't have to be the one answering the tough questions from my great grand kids.
we should now hate the country?
Another child like mentality being displayed.
I never said the word hate nor did I elude to it.
I never suggested anyone feel anything as a matter of fact.
This is extremism.
It is like talking to my wife.
I am starting to suspect you are a woman because you reason like a woman.
"Honey, the T.V. is waking up the kids"
"FINE, I guess I'll just never watch T.V. again"!!!!!!!
"You see, there are other options here.
You could......ohhh....I dunno......TURN IT DOWN!!!!!
Move to another room.......wait until they are sound asleep......."
I could go on and on but I have a feeling I would be wasting my time.
There is ALOT of middle ground between Love and Hate>
See, what you did was to go from Love, which if we were to make a straight line and put "love" all of the way on the right, (unless you can think of a
more powerful positive emotion which would adequately describe your feelings for this country)
Then we would have to put "hate" where?
Yes, that's right.
ALLLLLL of the way on the other side of the line.
WAAAAy down there on the left.
So, you have now dictated that one MUST in fact feel either "love" or one must feel "hate" for this country.
You have given me no other options have you?
I made it very clear to you that I did not share your "love" for this country so you immediately
went the complete opposite direction WAAAAY down on the other end of the spectrum.
Because,.....we all know there is nothing else to feel.
This is black and white thinking and is a classical thinking error.
You would do well to consider this.
I’m not going to stop loving my country simply because some asshats are currently driving the bus.
Again, YOU are the one driving the bus.
YOU are responsible.
Does this mean there is any ONE thing in particular that YOU could do to turn it all around?
But, is there SOMETHING you could do?
Ahhh, I am drawing you away from this/that, either/or up/down left/right black/white thinking again.
"Either I can do EVERYTHING or I can do NOTHING" !!!!!
lol, no, you can do SOMETHING.
and No one even suggested that you should stop loving your country.
That is a straw man arguement.
You’re obviously angry and quick to name call. What’s your plan, tough guy?
edit on 5-7-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)
The use of the phrase "tough guy" makes you seem just a little superior and really just shut me down and put me in my place didn't it? I mean, you
really handed it to me right there.
I never indicated that "I" had a plan HOWEVER,
If I did, I certainly am not dumb enough to announce it here.
"They" are listening.
It wouldn't matter either way because you would most certainly not approve of it anyway because it would not be extreme.
It would be something "middle of the road" which you have shown your distain for already.
edit on 5-7-2013 by GeneralChaos because: (no reason