|10-11-2007, 04:56 PM||#1|
AKaholic #: 8969
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Mexico, Still the land of the Free
A bit of a question.
Well I went and watched “The Kingdom” this week and I have had some time to think about it and my conclusion is that for the most part it was ok, however it did have the normal tripe in it about how us soldiers are the just as bad as Muslim zealots. It depicted the issues with moderate Islamists and fundamentalists with some portion of accuracy. Is it not a humanitarian effort to liberate people from a tyrant, and from a tyrannical system of living? Sure we have lost some of our boys, but they died with honor freeing people; does it still mean something to die with honor? Who care what the politicians want out of it? Since when was it a good idea to filter your understanding of an issue through a politician? I will always support bringing freedom to people, weather they want it or not, freedom really is harder than rules, has anyone really thought about that fact? That maybe they don’t what they see as our “freedom” is simply our misuse of a God given right. When they see pornography and vulgarity poor out of our country and hear us calling it “Freedom” of course they don’t want that, but it should bring us to a painful conclusion; is our use of our freedom cheapened it?
Ok so here is my new issue; what is up with this attitude that would say that all Conservatives just want us over there to kill people; all liberals want us out now and this idea that somehow the U.S.’s immediate withdrawal from the Middle East would solve all the issues in the Middle East? How can a liberal in one breath fault us with being in Iraq in the next fault us for not caring about human life? Now don’t think me naïve, I do understand that more than likely this war was started and approved because of oil, but now that we are committed is not our moral obligation to continue to liberate these people? Is “Liberty and Justice for all” only for all living from Maine to California?
Now I can hear the question now, “What if they don’t want ‘American freedom’?” let me respond to that thought with an illustration. I have for many years now worked with youth and unfortunately because of the time we live in that means I have had to deal very closely with CYFD (Children Youth and Family’s Division) in the removal of students from abusive situations and it always amazes me how resistant these kids are about being taken out of a horrific situation. In my mind logic would say the same is true of most Middle Eastern issues; it’s not about violating there culture necessarily but the reality is some of there culture is seriously twisted. For instance I served as a missionary in Morocco for 2 years (97-99) and in that time 4 people that were involved with us in this effort (mostly Humanitarian, feeding and clothing people but we were proselytizing when we could) were brutally murdered, and more than 10 were severely tortured including a friend of mine Bill who died some time later of heart failure due to the truth serum that he was given while they were “Questioning” him about what we were doing in Morocco. All this has been a part of Muslim culture for a thousand years, and its needs to change. It was culture in the south for years to mistreat, beat, and murder black people (Yes I said black people not African Americans as I refuse to use that phraseology ever since a black friend of mine told me strait up that he was 100% American and never to call him that again), no one would argue that culture needed to change.
I guess that’s my rant, are we going to let a political mumbo jumbo let us stop freeing people from oppression? If we had come out and said “Hey look there are no WMD’s but there is one seriously messed up guy over there that’s just killing people for no reason and he needs some taking care of” (Yes ending a sentence with a preposition, I must have been pretending to be George W.; I like the guy but public speaking isn’t his thing.) would that have been ok? Why is it wrong all of the sudden to stick up for the poor and oppressed? Yes, I know we have our own issues here in the states but I happen to think that the best way to solve your own issues is to help others out with theirs.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
|10-11-2007, 06:03 PM||#2|
AKaholic #: 5952
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on a lake in the forest
The bolsheviks want power, over all of us. They want to dictate how we think, how we act, how we talk, even how we have sex.
We don't want to give up our rights and want to keep our nation strong.
They would sell us all out in order to attain power. They includes the elite and the neocons, many of whom are as much socialists as the Dems.
Voting won't stop them.
Writing letters won't stop them.
If you want your country back you will have to take it.
Ain't looking good, is it?
The United Socialist States Govt is the enemy, both foreign and domestic
Fight or Die
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