My favorite author once said "Never underestimate the power of human stupidity".
Let me start this off with I think society is well..stupid. Not the people in society, just society in general.
Just giving a warning, I have a radical different view then most, but if we all thought the same, then none of us would really be thinking at all.
I tend to agree with this, but do not place myself above any of my fellows. I have said and done stupid things in the past, and probably will again in the future. All of us have done the same.
where do i begin. lets start with the war on drugs.
(I clipped the quote for sake of brevity)
I fail to see any pros to keeping any drug illegal, yes even heroin.
I would tend to agree with this, for most of the reasons you've cited.
k, what next...how bout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I don't buy into this. While I believe that Bush et al were aware that something big was about to happen, and I base this on the fact that most Washington VIPs were told not to fly on 9/11, I do not think that Washington and-or the CIA actually engineered the fall of the towers. The internet has led to a huge proliferation of conspiracy theories, and those that buy into such theories. I simply do not buy into most of these. You choose to do so. Your prerogative.
I know a lot of you are going to call me crazy for this but it's what I believe. I do believe 9/11 was an inside job.
I don't recall the tv show I watched which debunked this train of thought, but having a fairly good grounding in science, I found nothing they said on that show to be out of order.
Please if you disagree don't call me stupid, just explain your view. There are many reasons why I think this, but the most obvious is world trade center 7 collapsing. It was not hit by a plane and collapsed at free fall speed.
(Notice I haven't called you "stupid" or any other names yet??? So far so good:)
I think a lot of this is over the top. Corporations have lobbies, which are a big deal in US politics. Saying the country is governed solely for the sake of those corporations is taking it too far. The fact that those corporations do have the money and power to put forward powerful lobbies does have a great deal of influence.
I would encourage people to look up operation northwoods. It was a plan for the CIA to commit acts of terrorism on US cities to create public support to go to war with Cuba in the 60's. Kennedy rejected it. That being said, I think the war in Afghanistan has no merit, neither does the war in Iraq, or the war on terrorism in general. Over a million Iraqis have died since the war started, mostly civilians, and the US is still trying to justify the war. This also leads to a bigger problem, a corrupt US government. Have people not noticed that the US has become fascist. It is no longer a nation ran by and for the people, it is a nation ran by and for the corporations. You think this would be obvious with the recent bailouts.
That being said, great influence has also been put forth by ordinary people acting in groups to protest various issues. To some degree, it balances.
To me, at least, I despise attacks against innocent bystanders, whether they are committed by military or insurgents.
i would like o add another thing. How come when someone straps a bomb to their chest and blows them self up and kills people it's considered monstrous and inhumane but when we use missiles to kill people it's not monstrous and inhumane???
As for attacks against military targets, I consider such acts to be underhanded, but not nearly as despicable as bombings of nightclubs, churches, mosques, or any other civilian target.
(Clipped again....same reason)
Ok, now lets start talking about the economy.
It's a giant ponzi scheme. It's designed to get the rich richer. 2% of the worlds population owns over 50% of its wealth...50% of the worlds population lives on less then $5 a day. We've put man on the moon and yet we still haven't solved poverty. Why do people think it's ok for billionaires to fly around in private jets and have every luxury while there is a growing number of people who live on the streets and are constantly looking for food. Is it because money says its okay for that to go down?
For sake of efficiency, if nothing else, there has to be some sort of agreed-upon currency. In fact it could be argued that civilization needs a currency to survive. Very few people will do something for nothing.
If we go back to the barter system, then only those who produce material goods will have anything to live on.
Even so, there will always be some with the smarts to wheel and deal and come out on top of their fellows.
As a question to you, how would you propose a modern infrastructure would be maintained without some sort of economic regulatory system in place??? Who would pay for roads, schools, water and sewer systems, etc???
What would keep companies in research and development without money??? How would there be any forward progression in technology, medicine, etc???
Freedom has never been free.
Isn't it ironic that freedom isn't free.
This I dispute. If I write a song, and am able to make some money via sales of that song, I feel I am perfectly entitled to protect this claim, that the song, as intellectual property, belongs to me.
I really don't see the point of money, I think we need to go on a resource based economy. Instead of us all competing, we could work together, i know i know, it sounds crazy...man working together. We would finally solve poverty because well, nobody would be poor because money doesn't exist. We wouldn't need stupid copyright laws or patents, man are those stupid.
If I invent a device which can make your life nicer, I should be able to reap some rewards for coming up with the idea.
OTOH, if you were to write a great story, one which could easily sell gazzillions of copies effectively making you rich, then why should I have any right to share in your profits??? I can certainly enjoy the story you've written, but what gives me any right to profit from it, or to feel that I should be able to enjoy it for free???
Not me, but not for the reasons you've cited.
O yes, H1N1, almost forgot. who got the shot?
I view medecine's role as that of damage control, rather than preventative. Medecine itself, I agree, should not be the preventative measure. Our own common sense and good habits should fill that role.
Please don't tell me the media propaganda got to you. We have to change the way we look at health. We're looking to medicine to get us healthy, medicine has nothing to do with getting healthy. Nutrition is the key to health. Disease is caused when cells are either getting too many toxins or not enough nutrients.......
However, "sense" is not common. See my comment above regarding the power of human stupidity.
Well, my friend, there you have it.....what I have to say in reply to the points you've posted so far.
I still got a lot to say but i'll wait to see what you guys have to say.