reply to post by Alternative4u
I've always wondered if the people from nations who like to tout how great they are because they revolt, and can't understand what is wrong with
Americans because we don't, ever stop to think that it could have something to do with life as they know it generally sucks where they're from, and
is generally relatively awesome here in the US. With the majority of us having ample food, shelter, clothing, entertainment, ease of travel,
comfortable retirement, options (in virtually everything), etc, we don't have much reason to revolt. Yes, people in other places are better off in
one way or another, but overall, we've got it good - way, way good compared to most of the world.
Despite certain elements within our own nation, and even more strangely - other nations - hung up on some fantasy about the POTUS' citizenship status
(as if it would make any difference anyhow) and religion (apparently they're Iran-style theocratists and care what religion the president is), and
despite the near-permanent jobless portion of the population, and the portion with poor spending and investing habits blaming everyone butthemselves
for their financial/housing troubles, we just plain have it far too good to revolt.
Does it make sense for me, earning enough money annually to feed and house 50 people, doing work I love, living in a town (population 40-50k) which is
so dangerous, 1 person is killed every 16 years, with my wonderful wife, 1 year old son, 3 Dogs, and a house that I practically rebuilt myself, which
has never been hit by bullets, mortars, etc. - with airspace which sees fighter jet fly-bys every year...during the air and water show...does it make
sense for me to trade that for a drastically increased likelihood of my baby and/of wife being killed or left fatherless/widowed? To make years of
famine the likely future for the people I care about, rather than a future of always having plenty of fresh, organic food available? Trade the 70"
LED TV i'm planning on buying with part of my next bonus check for a downpayment on a dozen cremations for the 12 closest friends and family killed
in the revolution against the most powerful military in the world who don't have anyone else left to pay for them?
Maybe if I was struggling to survive, in a land overrun with foreign armies for decades - or centuries non-stop, going to far more funerals than
weddings, in between fits of jealousy disguised as disgust with Americans...I guess I would be willing to give up everything if "everything" was
nothing but suffering, and there was no hope things would ever get better. Whatis shocking is that people don't understand why we don't risk
everything, including the lives of our children, when we have things so good. Yes, our government pisses on our Bill of Rights regularly, and yes,they
do the bidding of evil people and attack other nations, but while morally I know overthrowing the government, and replacing it with a benevolent,
Utopian-society government is the right thing to do, I also know that the combined forces of Europe, Russia, China, and yes, even big, bad Egypt
themselves, would be lucky to get a pair of boots on the ground or a bird in our airspace against the US military. If any of you out there think the
"transgressions" of our government are worth trading away all you are 99.9999% likely to lose, then you are living a terrible life not worth living
or you simply don't understand that upending the US government isn't the cakewalk that overthrowing a 3rd world nation. Honestly,there is no point
in comparing the two.
Anyhow, just tired of people not having any clue about the topic before spewing their hate for something they don't understand at all.