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Okay then - help me understand (explained at the bottom)

The problem I am seeing with my fellow "AMERICANS" is OVERWHELMING FEAR/COMPLACENCY and a LACK of UNITY.

(I took the following from one of my replies to another member):

"IMO this is due to people that have been "programmed", taught, educated, brainwashed, etc., into acting a certain way and believing certain things through various means. Those means could be a combination of our education dept(where you're taught not to question authority or anything for that matter), pharmaceuticals(mind and emotion altering/controlling drugs/vaccines/fluoride), and television (where you're also taught what's right and wrong from so called "professionals/pundits/experts", but more importantly WHAT TO THINK).

Most people are also followers, they follow a trend, fashion, whatever, because they lack imagination and/or confidence in themselves. So when you stick a follower and inundate them in the aforementioned "programs" - you help create a subservient society/mentality.

Something I also left out is that times have dramatically changed where BOTH parents are busy working and their children are under different guidance. This leads to tired parents not wanting to deal with the responsibility of discipline and leaving it to the schools and state. Specially since a parent can now face consequences for spanking."


Having said that, I understand not EVERYONE is at fault as they've had a lot of "help" from the government in getting that way. But as I mentioned to another poster, "In today's day and age where information and truth is readily available at one's fingertips, there's really no excuse not to act".

What I've found is that MANY people (obama supporters for example) don't care that their fellow Americans are being sent to die in unjust wars, so long as they get their phone or other handout. That blows my mind. I've spoken to many about drone strikes and loss of liberties. They justify it with, "Well Bush did that too." or they have the attitude of "It doesn't affect me and that's not my problem." And believe me when I tell you that I have a very hard time accepting that fact. Just look at how many millions cheer for him.

"Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them." -Assata Shakur
There is no moral sense when our government and justice system is corrupt.

As for this:

"Advice to you: Just be a little more constructive when you criticize people who are trying to do the same thing as you....maybe just taking a different route."

"Otherwise....the Hegelian Dialectic will have won (divide and conquer)."

I'm not sure if you saw the front page video with the disabled girl, and read some of the comments there. I left this one earlier today:

I understand full well that we're all looking for and want the same thing, and Division is the farthest thing from my mind. You say my tone may be causing this?

I have a tendency to re-read what I type so that it doesn't come off the wrong way, and I'll also be the first to admit that I'm not always successful in that aspect. In that case I welcome your advice on how I could have worded my reply better. So in all sincerity, I ask you to help me out with maybe a couple of phrases I could have changed, maybe a "before & after" example, and I will take what you say into consideration. Thanks in advance Shark.