On Sun, 29 Aug 2010, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Of course for those in non western societies this is probably not of
Politics is something I no longer really think I understand. It's
obvious we're being lied to, but I don't think the various conspiracy
theorists know what they're talking about either.
I know that somehow, the Cold War ended, Russia gave up most of its
satellite states (though some like Ukraine are still tightly connected),
but most of the nukes still exist. China has switched to something not
so much resembling Maoism/Leninism as, oddly enough, their old imperial
system in which the country is expected to make as much profit as
possible, but under autocratic rule. For some reason, we went to full
scale war for the first time in my life to stop Iraq from invading
Kuwait, under the presidency of a man who was a former CIA director.
During his presidency, the parking garage of the World Trade Center
buildings were bombed, presumably by an organization run by Osama bin
Laden, whose family is, strangely enough, friends with the family of the
same president. Then his son got the presidency, several large
Manhattan buildings (including the Trade Center buildings whose parking
garages were bombed during the father's presidency) were hit by
passenger jets piloted by Saudi hijackers, and fell vertically, with the
primary collateral damage in the surround area being caused by
particulate debris the air causing respiratory problems for civillains.
At no point did the the collapse of any building cause any other
adjacent building to fall. Another jet hit the Pentagon the same
morning. The culprit was deemed to be Osama bin Laden's organization in
Afghanistan, so we went to war with the Afghans. Pakistan, which had
been ruled by a military officer, suddenly started professing a
friendship with the west, and their president started appearing on
television dressed in a civilian suit instead of a general's uniform.
They were now our "ally in the region". After fighting in Afghanistan
for awhile, suddenly, our enemies were back in Iraq again, and the son
of the president of the first Iraq war led us into the second Iraq war.
Then we had one of the most historic presidential election campaigns in
American history, and we elected a man who not only was the first black
president, but who seemed to promise the sun and the moon and the stars,
and made it seem that we as a nation were going to start living by our
own constitution and respecting people again. And when he got
elected...health care, health care, health care. You never heard of him
doing anything but talk about health care. Health care is important,
but it's all he talked about. And now we're focusing on Afghanistan
again. And Iran is making absurd statements about blowing Israel off
the map. And North Korea seems to want a fight so bad that the Chinese
are growing embarrassed of them.
What does all this mean? The conspiracy theorists like to connect dots
and draw conclusions when they don't have enough information. I don't
think any of them really know.
I just know there's a whole lot of lying going on, and some of it is
really sloppy. Nothing is remotely adding up here.
Which is why I don't try to affect politics much... Democracy requires
an educated electorate that understands what is going on. There is so
much confusion now that no one in the general population can honestly
say they have any idea what is happening, other than lots of lying.
I will say though, that the best hints usually come from following the
money... Which is particularly interesting now with the banking crises.
And with that, we're WAY off topic now. :)
+ Brent A. Busby + "We've all heard that a million monkeys
+ UNIX Systems Admin + banging on a million typewriters will
+ University of Chicago + eventually reproduce the entire works of
+ Physical Sciences Div. + Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet,
+ James Franck Institute + we know this is not true." -Robert Wilensky
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