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Originally posted by MDDoxs
Originally posted by sonnny1
This dribble is just that.
221 dead children, drone strikes, etc................
And a speech.
This is border line propaganda no?
I thought i read a thread a little while ago that the US was looking to repeal some propaganda laws...Perhaps the secret courts have approved this
Originally posted by okyouwin
I really just don't get it. The outrage that is. The indignation. You act as though America has just begun to exploit the world. This has been going on since the beginning of the American empire. We have never exported freedom, justice, and the American way. It has always been about exploitation. What, are you just waking up?
I suppose your point is that The president has some nerve promoting freedom while here at home we are being enslaved. Why jump down so hard Obama's throat? This acknowledgement of the lack of freedom in other parts of the world has been going on since '59
I understand that here in America we are experiencing an erosion of personal liberty, or more correctly an increasing intrusion of institutional power into our lives. But what do you expect? The world while becoming increasingly more populated is getting closer and more compact, with physical distances meaning very little. More and more we are becoming subject to the whims of those halfway around the planet. How do you control this influence?
Everyone is aghast at changes in the world's power structure, and yet show no real awareness of changes in our systems of living over the last several years.
I look at The United States. and our system of state governments, and federal governments. This is a dysfunctional system. Each state organizes its affairs and it does not always mesh well with those of the other states. Each state insisting on it's own prerogatives, often at the expense of other states. This causes sever disruptions, not only in commerce but also in personal affairs.
So I ask all those against it, what's so wrong with a one world government?
See the world for what it really is. Focus your fight on justice within this new order. Insist on dignity for the individual. Embrace the efficiency, and demand the fruits of this be made available for all.
Here in the States, we tend to focus on the stalwart nature of principal while we exist in our privileged state, and have little regard for the conditions of billions of other humans around the planet. Deplorable conditions. Conditions that have in large part allowed us to live in our relative state of comfort.
I personally don't see anything wrong with throwing a nod out to these people, letting them know we are aware.
The world ain't perfect, and it's never going to be. But it's going to change. You can count on that.
What you will get an argument from me about is the distinction between luxury and necessity and the callous fact that we let people freeze, starve or if "lucky," work to the point of despair because of those stratified perceptions.
Originally posted by ColCurious
reply to post by Hefficide
Thanks for posting this. I will foward it.
The best parts (seen from a foreign POV) btw:
As citizens of the oldest democracy on earth [...]
Our commitment to universal rights is also a foundation for American leadership abroad.
In too many parts of the world, fundamental freedoms remain unrealized, and the protections of law extend only to a privileged few.
You don't say...
Captive Nations Week is an opportunity to reaffirm America's role in advancing human rights worldwide. It is a task that can begin here, with the example we set [...]
Yeah, the GREAT example you set!
[...] we must reject the notion that those who live in distant places do not yearn for freedom, self-determination, dignity, and the rule of law, just as we do.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
I want a "left" leaning one, I go conduct it in a major metropolis such as New York or Detroit. You want a "right" leaning one? Go to the mid-west farm towns. Point being, 1000 people do not define 300 million of us.
That is why polls are a sham.
Originally posted by neo96
Originally posted by ArtooDetoo
Originally posted by frazzle
reply to post by ArtooDetoo
Why is that ?
Maybe because polls are as rigged as elections?
So the following pole was also rigged?!
On August 6–8, CNN polled 1,029 adults nationwide. 33% said they favored the war in Iraq, 64% opposed
You cant invade another country without having a majority of your citizens supporting the invasion. It's impossible.
Yep first off its CNN
Second off the majority of people in this country don't even vote.
So yea rigged poll
Originally posted by ArtooDetoo
So they rigged the polls back in 1965 aswell ?
Originally posted by pgwodhouse
reply to post by okyouwin
So, you support an even bigger government and wealth redistribution? World wide government will give us worldwide corruption. Government is always the main source of parasitic drag on progress and economic growth. Since you always get more of whatever you subsidize the end point of wealth transfer from producers to consumers is fewer and fewer producers producing less while a growing non-producer class ends up using the power of government to eat the seed corn and then we all starve.
No Thanks to that idea. Fifty states protected from Federal over reaching power by the tenth Amendment was supposed to protect us from that fate. Toffler predicted small local responsive government would replace Big Government from "afar". It doesn't look like that's coming anytime soon but the opposite is certain to collapse under it's own weight as it has in all of history. Expecting a One World government to solve world wide problems is like turning on the landing lights at the airport in hopes that Amelia Erhart will return.
Personally, I'm hoping for material goods to appear when one wishes really, really hard