I fully agree with your statements, although a little bit vague. The espionage on American
citizens has been going on for a little over 50 years. However, recently people have become
more aware of this issue because of whistleblowers including Eric Snowden and Bradley
Manning. Snowdon is perceived as a traitor; he is wanted for espionage, yet he exposes the
traitors infiltrated within our government, (the spying that they conduct), oh the irony.
Moreover, my parents are the leftists of liberals. They blindly accept information disgorged by
CNN, possibly because listening is less of a burden than researching independently. This
left/right-wing nonsense seems to be a theoretical acceptance or hereditary trait engrained
through generations of family views’. Follow your elders, as they know best.
In all honesty, I stop and stare at the sheer consumerism and the insanity that fuels the
system. Consumers who, much like you and I, will likely buy a 450 dollar pocketbook that
costs 10 dollars or less to make in a sweatshop. The implementation of this world’s system
omits good and human need and instead replaces these words with evil and wants. This
system is a game, utilized for self-interest, self-maximization, self-gratification and the likes.
This is why people will starve to death and nothing can fully stop the suffering if in fact the
The media is the conditioning. The media expels disinformation, exploits events and people
and pushes specific agendas. It is no secret that the media is controlled by a mere 6
corporations. Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dguiAWrUGMM.
The scary part is most
are local news channels. Hence, Government controls media for its own benefit, media controls
government for its own benefit, together they control the people for their own benefit, and the
productive class gets screwed. You cannot argue that corporations have an imbalance of power
and influence, so something needs to change to help with this disparity before we end up the
same as china or north korea. But this is America, nothing bad could ever happen here? A
totalitarian state? In any case, the masses know full well that they are being lied to, yet the
burden to stand up for their rights or discomfiture of doing so stops them from effectuating
the goal of change. Instead, they blindly accept the narrative and go about face booking
(federal bureauing) and tweeting.
You my friend are complaining more than anything, as mentioned by another poster. Make a
change, be rebellious and enlighten those who are unaware. Action sets into motion change,
participate in protests such as occupy wall street. Or you could just whine, while corporations
wastefully throw away products, products you use, (perfectly good products) because of over
production or planned obsolescence. You could whine, while the world runs dry, and whine
This is how our world runs: inefficiency and wasteful systems create profit. Your inefficiency in
doing so is the reason why the powers that be can get away with what is known as treason.
The approval of the National Defense Authorization Act is a great threat to our civil liberties.
The cornerstone of liberal democracy is the notion that free speech allows us to create a
marketplace of ideas, from which we can use the political process to collectively choose the
society we want. Most critiques of this system tend to focus on the ways in which this
marketplace of ideas isn’t totally free, such as the ways in which some actors have
substantially more influence over what information is distributed than others. The NDAA
places domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and in
turn would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including that of an
American citizen, so long as the government calls them terrorists. If everyone’s every action
were being recorded, and everyone technically violates some obscure law at some time, then
punishment becomes purely selective. This is where we are heading. We let our freedoms
crumble because of a false perception of security, in the name of protection from this so called
terror. Many are unaware simply because they are conditioned to believe the MSM and do not
have the criticial thinking skills needed to see what is happening before their very eyes. In fact,
all of this could lead to greater encroachment on our liberties in the future. In any case, it is
rather meaningless that Obama has promised not to use his powers against the citizens of the
U.S in view of the fact that he still has the legal authority to do so. It is uncertain that incoming
administrations will refrain from detaining or killing citizens of the U.S who speak out against
the government. This can happen in America! These tasks can be completed by simply labeling
the activists or protesters as terrorists, avoiding the mechanisms of the judicial process
guaranteed by the Constitution.
Now our government want to introduce new gun laws. Understand, that numerous variables
come into play and the straight-shooting fact is that the media does not
constitute for said variables. In short, yes the US has a higher murder
rate, however the UK has a higher violent crime rate. The UK also only counts illegal
killings as homicides where as the US counts all killings no matter how it happens. So the
actual murder rate is much lower then the US statistics would have you think. If I would
of constituted nearly all classified crimes, the UK would sit at 2034 violent crimes per. 100,000
people. However, violent crime definitions are not the same for the US and UK.
That said violent crime sits at between 900 and 1361. The UK still has
a violent crime rate higher than that of the US's 386.3 per. 100,000 per capita, just not the 5
1/2 claimed by some, but between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 times more. The AR-15 is a
subset of a rifle and RIFLES CAUSE ONLY 3.5% OF GUN-RELATED HOMICIDES!! The question is,
why pinpoint the sub-set of a rifle? REMEMBER, FBI statistics US- 1992- violent crime rate of
757.7 per 100,000 and a murder rate of specifically 9.3. Almost twenty years later, 2011 US
has a violent crime rate of 386.3 a 50% reduction in violent crime and a murder rate of 4.7 a
54% reduction! It's better than you are conditioned to believe and violent crime has decreased
significantly. The problem lies within METROPOLITAN AREAS with a population of
greater than 200,000 people. In order to fix these problems, instead of banning
guns we have to try to figure out how to improve the POVERTY
LEVEL, HOW TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND HOW TO CREATE JOBS, THAT IS HOW
YOU WILL IMPROVE THE VIOLENT CRIME RATE AND MURDER RATE!!!!
Our society often attempts to find solutions from within the problem. This is why bullying will
never be eradicated under this social order. This is why sexism thrives, this
is why class warfare is fed from the teet of propaganda. It's really quite
simple. Convince a classroom that bullying is wrong and you should stand up against someone
being bullied, and almost instantly, you have a room full of children that will openly bully each
other under the false visage of their anti-bullying principles. Christians do this all the time! In
sioux falls, Donald Moehler was executed for the rape and murder of a 9 year old girl.
regardless of what he "deserved" for his crimes (i strongly disagree with the US justice system)
the outlash from the community was truly a spectacle. never ever before in my life did i think it
was possible for so many innocent people to pray to god for his death, to proclaim their faith
in god then openly parade around cheering for the death of a man. so much for thou shalt not
kill. All because an entire cultural realm is hellbent on finding solutions from within the
problem. How to eliminate bullying and most forms of social decay? Teach children to embrace
their humanity rather than tell them not to bully. Teach boys and girls to value their humanity
more than the differences between sexes. Teach people to value their humanity more than
they cherish their beliefs.
I ski ice.