Saturday, April 09, 2005

Why do they fight?

As a perceived despot encroaches on your homeland you would fight the same way we did during the Revolution. Perceived imperialism is just as dangerous as the actual imperial ownership of a region. This is especially true in a place where the only way the know how to make a statement is with a bomb and not through the freedom of expression provided by "democracy." So, we have brought them "freedom" why dont they use it to express how they feel? Because they dont know how and they dont trust that it will work. The President says that we have brought them freedom and democracy and it will be a beacon of light shining into the rest of the Middle East. Well the light has started to shine in Egypt and now people are getting bombed. If the US is the example of freedom for others to follow then we should be just that the example, not freedoms discriminate handy man, fixing only the problems we want to fix and leaving all the other to build until they explode. As our despotic beacon encroaches on foreign shores they will fight to keep it at bay.
We have spent all of our "political capital" in the worlds systems. The world has discovered the dirty secret of our democracy, it can be hijacked easily and the people once complacent can be easily manipulated to support any cause with shoddy evidence, and out of fear for their own safety can be made hypocrites.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. Ben Franklin
Out of false paranoia, ignorance, aarogance, and FEAR we can be made to choose the way of the coward instead of taking the path of bravery.
More to come...

4 comments:

Sylvana said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and sorry that it had to be bad news waiting for you there.

Anonymous said...

i dont even need to rebut this one. you made no sense and no connection at all. this is all a idiots rant.

TomPaine said...

It made sense to me, maybe I'm just not one to cow tow to my audience. You need to realize I write everything with a touch of drama and a gallon of sarcasm...

Anonymous said...

are you serious? your description would suggest that your rant was somehow creative... it was completely cliche. let me pull that one out of the armpit of the democratic underground...