Uh, wow. I wrote this post as thoughts came to my head, so it's like a train of thought. I don't know, maybe it would be better suited as a blog. Basically, it's just a few thoughts I've been having recently about america and the people there, and the frustration I feel about the whole situation. The reason I'm so concerned is that yes, most of the world does revolve around america, and what happens to america more or less affects the rest of the world.
It's really long, borring, and inaccurate. But enjoy, I guess...
I going to try to write this post without stepping on any toes. I'm not liberal or conservative. I'm a political moderate, maybe leaning to the left on social issues. But I always try to step out of my comfortable little box in order to get a dislocated perspective on things. Because when we don't do that, we get idiots shouting "You lie!" at the president during congressional meetings. But anyway...
So I saw this.(scroll down for video). Intense. A huge crowd of people chanting "YOU LIE! YOU LIE! YOU LIE!" over and over again. People holding up signs equating Obama to Hitler or stalin. People holding up signs calling Obama a fascist. people holding up signs that say "We Love Glen Beck". FoxNews producers rallying up crowds. People claiming Obama is more dangerous than Al Qaeda "because we can attack Al Qaeda but we can't kill Obama". People claiming Obama wants to kill your grandparents.
You just look out at this massive crowd; everyone carrying an American flag. Everyone carrying protest signs. Everyone is there to protest Obama taking away their freedom. Everyone there saying if you don't like their way, then you aren't a real American. So many people. Throngs of people. All there for one purpose. All hate the Obama government, and probably Obama personally. Everyone there ready to fight for freedom.
Everyone there misinformed.
This huge mass of people, call them conservatives, call them the white-christian-republicans. Whatever. They've all got this huge idea that they're the oppressed ones. That they're the ones that will have to fight off this bigger and badder enemy that threatens to overtake the whole country. Equating Obama to Hitler. For some reason. I never got that. Hitler was a great public speaker, and so is Obama. Hitler was born to a white mother, and so was Obama. I can't see any more similarities. If that's your basis for hating someone, than you must hate everyone.
As the video says, there are 46 million uninsured people in america. You NEED health care reform, whether from Obama's plan or someone else's. The worse thing you could do right now is stand in at townhall meetings and yell really loud in the hopes of drowning out the opposition. Those are playground tactics. Kindergarten kids solve their problems that way. Adults sit down and discuss their options and attempt to fix the problem.
On media, especialy American media. Turn the fucking television off every once and a while and educate yourself through your own means, instead of viewing it through the filter of a 24 hour news channel. I don't care if you watch Fox or Cnn or HLN or the CBC; they're ALL biased. Every single human being on this planet has some sort of bias, so therefore all news stations and newspapers and magazines are biased. Not to mention that what Branjolina is up to right now is NOT news, it's fark that the media attempts to pass off AS news in order to appeal more widely to audiences. At this rate, all news channels will be nothing but sources of celebrity gossip we watch at home while we sit in our electric fatass scooters while having corporate tv dinners fed directly into our throats through medical-grade tubes while some shady guy apart of the government goes "okay, they're distracted, fire the missiles now". (Oh wait, they already do that)
Get out while you can.
I feel like I'm preaching to the choir here, but governmental health care works. It works in Europe. It works in Cuba. It works in Japan. It works in Canada. Canada isn't the best example, but we're open to improvements. There's more government-funded health care in America than you may think. The health care of the American military is 100% government-funded. Why doesn't every other American deserve that kind of treatment?
But that's all I'm going to say on that, because this post is about so much more than health care. It's about how so many people are being persuaded or brain-washed into following a few talking head's desires. "Go here, have a tea party. Go here, yell at your congressmen. Go here, call Obama a socialist. Call Obama a communist. Call Obama a fascist. Fight for your freedom. Fight for liberty. Fight against the big scary government that's basically nazi-controlled germany." And not a single one realizes it. Not a single one gets that they're being so adeptly controlled. It's sad and scary at the same time, because you can tell just from the videos and pictures that they ARE ready to fight. They've got loaded guns and guerrilla squads poised for fighting. They're just three steps away from loosing their shit.
Why? Because they've been lead to believe that all their freedoms are at risk. That now is the time to fight back. That in the constitution it encourages armed citizens JUST IN CASE the government fucks up and they need to take back control of the country by force, damnit!
America's not ready to have a black president. America never was ready to have a black president. This was evident from the start when a sizeable majority claimed he was a closet muslim. That he's a racist. That he wasn't even born in the states. That he wants to take away all freedoms. That he want to kill your grandmother. That he wants to take down the whole country from the inside because he's a secret muslim who was born in africa and hates white people and america's freedoms and ESPECIALY hates your grandmother.
And despite all evidence to the contrary, despite being born to a white mother, despite that he was actually elected president of the United States, these people believe it. Why? Because they were told so.
My predictions? Things will get violent soon, unless people change.
We look at history, and it almost seems natural. Every great empire ever has fallen. America's no different. Just so you know, I'm not anti-american in any way, this just needs to be discussed.
All because people keep blaming the other side. The left blame the right for all of the current ills of today, and the right blame the left for being un-american (see: Will We Have To Fight A Second Civil War? Passionate America).
When did we stop being people, and instead become labels like 'Lefties' and 'Righties? You see the other side as faceles entities who oppose the right way; your way. This is how it is in a war. You aren't shooting people, just ideologies and labels. We put words in their mouths and only hear what we want when they talk. It's the political equivalent of putting our hands over our ears and going "lalalalalalalala".
Furthermore, George Bush wasn't the worst thing to happen to the US, and Obama isn't the second coming of christ. Let me tell you about politicians; they're all the same. They want power and money, and most of the time don't give a crap about common people. They're all willing to pander to the majority to get to a higher office.
"If fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag."