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  •  Let me thank you then (22+ / 0-)

    Because it isn't easy going back and packaging an entire disparate factual set of stories in a way that clearly demonstrates a common problem.

    The common problem being, this nation often breaks its arm to pat itself on the back for being the "example to the world of hope and justice" and "the single greatest country ever" all the while ignoring (or worse, proudly) doing the exact opposite.

    To be sure, it is evil to fly a plane into a building of innocents, yet this country feels warm and fuzzy about then going to war with a country that has nothing to do with it and killing 1,000x more innocents. That example - and every one that you listed, is what makes us a terrorist nation - not the light of hope.

    That is pathological dissociation - - and you are good at getting right to the heart of this country's illness, so - thank you.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

    by 4CasandChlo on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 08:52:01 AM PDT

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    •  What a great point 4Casandchlo... (0+ / 0-)

      I believe that both the New Testament and the Old Testament is quite clear about the ethic of reciprocity; The Golden Rule.  Do Unto others as you would have them do unto you or some version of that is ubiquitous throughout all religions in the world.  However, I think Immanuel Kant's Categorical imperative says it in the most clear manner.  In it, Kant explains that we shouldn't do anything that we wouldn't want everyone else to do as well.  

      Would the United States want every other country behavine in the same manner as we do?  How would conservatives feel if they knew Russia, China and north Korea was listening to everyone of our phone calls and spying on our e-mails and texts and possibly even watching us through our phones and web cams and our own security cameras, following us on our GPS.

      How would we feel if during a clash between OWS and police in riot gear, some other country determined that our government was committing human rights violations ans sent a drone in to protect the protestors?

      How would we feel if Japan felt Honda and Toyota was not getting fairly treated here in the US so they funded some anarchists to go stir up trouble at the local governement halls or maybe terrorize some of their business oponents?

      How would Americans feel if some country determined that Rumsfeld and Cheney committed war crimes and since our government wasn't doing anything about it, they renditioned them to a third world country and tortured them to get vital information against the U.S.?

      Being an "Example" means you want others to do and act as you do.  It terrifies me to imagine a world where every country acts as the United States does.  Maybe our country realy does need to leed by example and quit doing things we wouldn't want other countries doing to us.  After all, it would be the Christian thing to do.

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:56:38 AM PDT

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