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?
when we started this ride, back in '41, it WAS about defeating evil, and freeing oppressed peoples..after the end of the war, things were corrupted,
and it got gradually worse....up to, and including today.
whether you believe it or not, we DID start with noble intentions...evil men took advantage of that, and twisted it into what we see today..
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
you're missing the point...
it's not JUST obama...he's just the latest in a long line of presidents that have been working to usurp the rights of the people...before, they did
it in secret, behind closed doors, in the shadows...but now, seeing how stupid, and lazy, and apathetic the majority of us have become, they don't
feel the need to even hide it anymore. Obama is worse than bush the second, who was worse than clinton, who was worse than bush the first, who was
worse than reagan, and so on, and so forth....
it is insulting to us that a president who LIED to us to get into office, and who LIES to us on a regular basis.....who has one of the worst
administrations in our history, who has done MORE to transform this into a fascist, socialist, police state, which is totally antithetical to the
concepts of personal liberty, and freedom of the people at large, would have the audacity to make a statement about oppression, and loss of freedom
abroad, as if such conditions are not in fact, in effect right here at home.
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
how do you control the influence? obey the supreme law of the land, and don't allow yourself to be dictated to by foreign interests. it's really
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
could you elaborate upon this statement? i'm not entirely sure what you mean by it
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.
it's only dysfunctional, because it is not operating the way in which it was intended...and this is primarily due to federal encroachment into areas,
where it has no constitutional jurisdiction.
So I ask all those against it, what's so wrong with a one world government?
loss of sovereignty, one's way of life, and liberty.
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.
that sounds a bit socialist....especially the last bit.
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.
because it is not our place to be concerned with those things....i applaud those who are concerned with it, and they usually talk with their wallet on
such issues. bottom line, if companies hadn't been allowed to move all those jobs out of the country, the conditions you speak of would be GREATLY
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.
no, nothing wrong with throwing them a nod....but it would seem a hell of a lot more sincere, and be more relevant, and carry more weight, if it
weren't so hypocritical.