posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:39 PM
I am not from the United States (I don't like to say American as that obfuscates what I am talking about) and I don't live there.
I don't like what your 'rulers' are doing and I try to make the distinction between the 'people' and the 'rulers'.
You have a beautiful country, there is amazing scenery, wildlife and rich culture. That statement can apply to most, if not all countries.
I don't support what your troops are doing either. I have absolutely no respect for them. Don't worry however, as I have absolutely no respect for
any troops of any country. I believe they allow wars to be fought by their active participation and they should all be called 'murderers' rather
than soldiers and then see how many people would sign up (there would still be some, unfortunately).
I don't like the way that one country has another country over a barrel, and this doesn't just apply to the United States.
I don't like the way my country is involved in the war on terror and I think that we should have been as adamant about not getting involved as we
were when we got out of ANZUS and declared ourselves nuclear weapon free (Good ol' David Lange in the Oxford Union Debate: "I can smell the Uranium
on your breath").
I don't like the way that diplomacy fails and violence is so quickly proposed.
I don't like the fact that so much time, effort, expenditure and resources are put into developing weapons of death, murder and hate when there are
so many people in the world in need of food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and love.
I know it is easy to get a rant going that is considered 'anti-U.S.' but this is directed at all countries, at all people. We are all citizens of
the Earth and as such we all deserve the same rights and respect and cultural sensitivity.
For all intents and purposes, this is the only planet we have, and we have to be able to share it amicably.
We are all prey to base, knee-jerk reactions and discriminatory thoughts and actions when confronted with something that is different. It is such a
shame that we are so quick to jump to anger.
I am not religious, I do not believe in god, or gods. This does not make me a bad person, just as someone who believes is not a bad person.
I value education, health, shelter and love. I would like to think that most people do.
So what are we fighting for? From where I stand, it looks like it is to line the pockets and inflate the egos of the few.
That is the major injustice of this world, and one of the sources of a lot of its problems.
Kia kaha nga hoa.
Tihe mauri ora
Haramaio, mahia mai taku ra.