I know this is not the place, but I wonder what kind of arguments you guys come up with.
As some heard, the highway 401 is being renamed as the highway of heroes. But here is the problem...I don't like it. Here are my arguments that came up with that conclusion. I'd like to see another view on it.
1. Murder is wrong, no matter who does it. Our legal system prohibits murder no matter the circumstances. But we stand behind people killing other due to our supremacist views of democracy. We glorify these people that kill without remorse. Lets make an analogy of the situation: If a person on the streets shoots another, that person is arrested and charged with murder. Not a person goes to Afghanistan, kills several people and is considered a hero. Conservatives hate abortion because it is killing someone, but supporting a force who kills another is ok...
2. For the police, shooting an innocent by stander is an offense, but over in Afghanistan, those numbers are hidden by the government. The forces moto is shoot and answer to questions later. I know that the extremists are causing most innocents deaths to put pressure on the government. Why are people we try to protect getting killed and nobody are helping them?
3.Pointless killing and rapes.Although this is a well kept secret, many women are raped by the armed forces. The best example is Vietnam. In our continent rape is punishable by life in jail, but overseas, nobody cares. I will not be surprised that rape is happening frequently. Then they are considered heroes, although they committed many crimes.
4.I hear over and over, we are fighting for freedom. I ask for who, us or them? You will say for them, but I don't really think so. We never asked them, nor did we listen to them. Although I hate the extremists, the Afghan people don't seem to benefit this war at all, its making it worse for them. The current leader is begging Canada and the US to come up with a better solution to stop the violence. But nothing changes, so we come up with honoring people to encourage people to enlist in this illegal war. Usually its the lower class that must enlist to pay off their houses.
I know that most of you will reject without reading the whole thing because you want to be right, so please respond in a logical, no hate approach. I don't criticize anything, I just don't think people that fight for that their government can say they were right at the expense of the other. So post other analogies that can prove me wrong, there is no reason to enter a curse or swear word.
To mods: if this gets out of hand, please delete this thread, I don't want another stupid thread about pro and anti bush.