For people who live outside the United States nothing could be more entirely baffling that the emergence of what seems not just a very extreme right-wing movement but a mad movement, composed of people who believe in literal truth the Books of Genesis and Revelation though they seem not to have read the Bible, and tell monstrous and wicked lies about, for instance, our deeply loved National Health Service, of which they pretend to be both totally ignorant AND informed. Could some American explain? Is it just that they aren't educated enough not to know Fox News consists mainly of lies, for instance? Is it because they are insane racists that they have these fantasies about your President having been born in some other country? Is it because US politics are totally controlled by the rich that they seem to think what normal governments do everywhere is 'socialism', or is it just that decent people were so traumatised back in the days of McCarthy that their descendants are afraid to tell the truth? Why do they distrust others so much that they more or less insist on arming every criminal and madman so that they themselves can play cowboys? Do they want to have the highest murder rate in the world? Why do they imprison so many people (I'm bothered about this because our Petains are imitating them)? Why do they keep attacking Muslim countries even when they don't have oil?
I'd be grateful if some Americans could explain these things, which, from over here, seem bizarre in the extreme. I've scarcely ever met an American I disliked, but it would seem that, when they go home, they begin barking, howling at the moon, believing in insane conspiracies and shooting people. Or am I reading the wrong newspapers?
I've scarcely ever met an American I disliked, but it would seem that, when they go home, they begin barking, howling at the moon, believing in insane conspiracies and shooting people. Or am I reading the wrong newspapers?
Is it because US politics are totally controlled by the rich that they seem to think what normal governments do everywhere is 'socialism.' or is it just that decent people were so traumatised back in the days of McCarthy that their descendants are afraid to tell the truth?
Why do they distrust others so much that they more or less insist on arming every criminal and madman so that they themselves can play cowboys?
Do they want to have the highest murder rate in the world?
Why do they imprison so many people
Why do they keep attacking Muslim countries even when they don't have oil?
If your question is why are there so many crazy Americans, then I think that is because of cultural isolation. There are huge segments of the US population that see little or nothing of the outside world. Most of them live in rural areas surrounded mostly by like-minded people and often their only connection to the world at large is through news networks like FOX. Even our education system teaches little to nothing of other countries or religions.
Welcome to the club of states who don't turn their back on the sick and the poor....The very fact that there should have been such a violent debate simply on the fact that the poorest of Americans should not be left out in the streets without a cent to look after them ... is something astonishing to us.
From French President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking today at Columbia University:
It's so nice not to be embarrassed to be an American while traveling overseas again (despite the antics of the far-freaky-right, which gets all the media attention).
If you think that's weird, you should have read the article I posted a while back, about texas removing any mention of "separation of church and state" or Thomas Jefferson from it's textbooks or Utah's proposal to make final year in secondary school optional, to save money (because that's one place Utah really needs to cut money from, education!?). Absolute lunacy!
Well, Neurosport, if you once lived under State Capitalism and supposed it to have anything to do with socialism, no wonder you have gone native over there and started beating your chest and barking at shadows. What exactly do you see as the point of all this silly effing and blinding at the civilised world then? Makes you feel better for being brainwashed again, does it? If obeying your masters seems to you to be 'living free', better die, not that you asked my opinion, fair play. Your latter two points are rather more rational: take care or they'll lynch you!
State capitalism ? You're beginning to sound like Agnapostate - are you sure you're not him ? :beat:
Regardless of what you call it - it's what you guys have in Europe - ****. You must be proud following in the footsteps of China.
I am not brainwashed you fool. I have stopped watching TV years ago deliberately to avoid brainwashing. No i don't watch fox news, don't listen to Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh. Never have - never will.
You are the one who speaks using Al Gore's lingo and soundbites. You are the brainwashed lemming here son, but i don't blame you. After all living in a collectivist state must take heavy toll on one's ability to think for himself.
I follow the ideas expressed in our Cosntitution, ideas of Thomas Jefferson, and ideas of the Austrian economists - all of which are rejected by Fox News and Al Gore alike.
now go bend over and worship your state you slave.
Capitalism just like Zionism, Nazism, Communism, Socialism, Feminism, etc. are brainchild of Judeo-fascism - to loot the ignorant public and propagate immorality in the world.
Well, I'm sure sounding like Agnapostate is preferable to sounding like a brainwashed hillbilly. I suppose you couldn't afford the treatment for your paranoia? - most Americans can't, it would seem. Why should civilization bother you so much, hick? We don't interfere in your absurd politics, do we? Take your troops home, child, and you'll be able to howl at the moon untroubled, while your masters take your money for something else than strutting about abroad!
What other system of government is left besides monarchy?
since when is capitalism a system of government ?
Rehmat's statement doesn't make much sense to me either though.
What other system of government is left besides monarchy?
Are you saying none of world's monarchs has been a Talmudic homicidal?
Nyeth Hasbara idiot - you are intentionally missing two most important evil systems given birth by your Jewish ancestors - Nazism and Zionism - as I mentioned in my post.
What a self-denial dog, eh!