posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 09:53 AM
I agree with the original poster! He is 19 years old and sees the same problems I see. I am 70 years old and during my lifetime we have been at war
for half my life. WWII was necessary, Korea was not, Vietnam was not, (I was in the Army for a few years during that war), Grenada was not, Panama
was not, Iraq was not, Afghanistan was not.
Without a "draft" no one should serve in what we call the U.S.Army, because it has become a group of mercenaries protecting the interests of bankers
and politicians. If we would have improved our country with the money expended on all those wars, all of the nations of the world (except us) would
not be considered third world. Our cities are broke and in shambles, we have the highest prison population in the world (it is now a business),
Over the decades, our government (Federal, State and Local) have sought to deprive citizens of more and more rights each year, and have levied more
and more taxes and fees to support their existence and lifestyle which now exceeds those of the sheeple who pay the bills, suffer the losses and are
(as Goldman Sachs et.al call us) muppets to be exploited by the top 1%.
Worthless educations are now the order of the day whereas in the past a college education had value and would assist in providing a better life, and
some upward mobility to those who were status seekers. For some reason we as Americans with the enactment of Equal Opportunity in the Johnson years
believed that everyone should go to college. When I was 45 I picked up a law degree and never became a licensed lawyer, that was 1990, there were
about 350 people in my graduating class, when I looked at how many graduates there were in 1960 it was 17. There was a time when standards, merit,
grades, and brains and hard work was the ticket needed to enter into the professions or even college.
That changed in the 70's when skin color and gender was the determining factor for not only education but also hiring in the public and private
sector the old standards were thrown out of with the trash. As a result, we have have a dumbed down population, try talking to anyone in Washington
D.C. and my point is made, or in any other government sector.
There has been cries from the defendants of slaves who believed we ( sons of immigrants) owed them or owes them a drone lifestyle, where they do not
have to meet the standards that once pervaded this country, and drove citizens to better themselves by qualifying for higher education or taking risks
to enhance their standards of living.
Today we have created a citizenry who are averse to accepting risk, making it on their own, but believe they are better off living in public housing,
being on title 19, or standing in a food stamp line, in short . . . where Americans once believed they were self sufficient and responsible for their
own destiny, we find a nation of drones who believe they deserve what others have spent and sacrificed their lives achieving. You see the work ethic
in America our ancestors brought with them from Europe and elsewhere has died . . . except for . . . the new immigrants who just want opportunity.
Isn't it amazing that todays immigrants, see opportunity here and somehow get their great educations through hard work and have not learned about
being the "American Drone" a group that is slowly dragging us into 3rd world status. I have a vietnamese family living across the street from me,
the father was a farmer in vietnam, neither speak English, but they have three children all of whom are either in college or in their last week of
high school, the children speak English and take care of their parents, something that is not longer done in America where children view their parents
as a burden instead of viewing them as part of the family. John