I'm American and I don't think I know better.
I was just musing over a rather sober thought I've been getting more and more frequently these past years about the Jews who knew to get the fuck out of Germany in time and how if something similar were in fact to happen here that I should have the foresight myself and the ability to get all my loved ones out also.
People dismiss that we are becoming a Police State or excuse me that we are a Police State and the laws that prove it like a political dissident being labeled a terrorist and all the fun that comes along with that. What makes folks think they would know in time to do anything if they don't even bother to do anything but dismiss the idea as silly and paranoid?
There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal -Dr. Hunter Thompson
Why do you think you know better? I am not implying that you don't, I am saying the reasons you would list would be very similar to the reasons anyone else would list. You can gain insight into your question by asking it of yourself. Everyone thinks they have good reason to say they know better than others. What makes yours correct?
I think you could make a good argument that we are opertating as a plutocracy, perhaps even gravitating to a police state, But which law is it that makes political dissent a terrorist act?
"Barnum underestimated the birth rate of suckers." – James Randi
I'll cut to the chase on this - ever hear anybody say "Dumb Mexicans"? Oh hell yes you have if you live in America. This country is as racist as the next. Racists believe they are better than the race they think they despise. Not all Americans are racists or nationalists. Some are just overzealous "patriots".
I am a former US Marine and damned proud of it. If I was a young man again I would join them again. I loved to fight and so did they. They taught me that peace is supreme.
BTW the rich have us all by the balls. Charlie Foxtrot.
Last edited by hotrodharley; 08-21-2012 at 04:30 AM.
Aw did I hurt your little ass feelings, sweetheart?
Why do people think Americans know better? Is there a motive to asking such a question, jealousy or spite? Is it our freedoms and diversities we have that make oursiders think we Americans think we are better or know better?
I think it is naive to think others especially Americans "know better".
I give + rep for good answers to my questions and if you give me rep, plz leave your name so I can rep you back and if YOU DONT LIKE AMERICA YOU CAN GEHHHT OUUUUUTTTTTTTTT!!!!
the next time your countries ass is getting kicked, again, who you gonna call? ghostbusters? no, oh help us usa. send us money. send us weapons. send us food. get the bad guys out so we can go back to hating usa.