Quote: Originally Posted by PoisonPete2 Quote: Originally Posted by SyAnswer: should we not clean up our backyard first. America deserves to be the focus of attention. They have brought it on. I hold hope that America can become a beacon of freedom, as the French had wished them. The Americans brought down Nixon, but in the context of a Break and Enter rather than for mass murder
Old news guys...no offence but don't you get bored of preaching to the choir?
We know all too well of the problems with America and Co. Lets find a new focus for our attention...like freeing Tibet from China.
I agree we need to clean up our own yard if we are to be an example for the rest of the world. I am of the mindset, however, that we are as clean as we need to be, save a few problems which will be worked out in due time.
If any conspiracy of such grand proportion is actually true doesn't the public deserve to know about it? Sure there are websites, books and the occasional article in the newspaper, but it has been my experience that most people don't want to know or simply don't care about what the powers that be do to make themselves feel important.
I asked a middle-aged couple the other day "Do you know anything about why China feels they have political ownership of Tibet?" They didn't have a clue. They barely knew where Tibet was.
I also asked "How long have you been gardening?" and they went into full details about their garden, plants, equipment, and gave tips for taking care of certain problems.
Now some may call this ignorance but I just think people choose to know what they know. We can't force people to log onto a particular website, or read a particular book or news article. Just because something is important to you doesn't mean it's important to everyone...nor SHOULD it be important to everyone.
North America is more free than many of you give it credit for. We've had, what, ONE attack from foreign nations on our land in nearly 60years? And before that only One other for the Previous 60years? Honestly with those numbers I think letting the higher ups do what they do best is the best solution we have right now. And if what certain people do is found to actually be hurting our society as a whole then, just as has been done many times before, those people will be brought to justice. In the mean time try to make the best life for you and your children and the planet as a whole because that, in my mind, is the best possible use you can do with your time. (And it's not like the government is going to try to stop you or anything :P )