DE FACTO wrote:thank you for flying Delusional airlines."
You guys are kidding right? An honest government? Ha.
This post should be under the "clueless" thread.
Ok, so maybe a 100% honest government is unlikely- would just a more
honest government be something you'd desire and think is possible? Or should we just throw up our hands, bend over and take it in the ass without protest for the rest of our lives, let our government run wild, killing and throwing its wieght around as those in power seem to love to do?
Or let me put it another way- it's an analogy for those who might need that in order to understand why it's important for us to force our government to go in the right direction.
You've got a family member who likes to defraud people and sometimes kill them to get his way. Do you defend him because he's family, or do you turn him in so that he can't hurt others? I should mention that this family member looks a lot like you, so you might get killed if someone looking for revenge mistakes you for this guy who's done so much wrong. Or do you just ignore the whole mess hoping someone else will handle it, and what are your rationalizations for doing that?
We have the most freedom in the world, and therefore I feel we have the greatest responsibility to make our voices heard about what our government does in our name, because like it or not, it does reflect on us.
And it will only get more expensive/difficult to effect change as time goes by, so if you're lazy and think that it's too much hassle, just think about how much worse it can get. And will
if you do nothing.
And don't think it takes a lot to effect change. Small things can build into much larger things, but that first step must be taken.
I called into a radio station's comedy show a while back, I forget the exact topic they were on, something regarding stupidity, made my little joke, and then veered wildy off topic onto how stupid thinking we could "win" a "war on terrorism" is... "Well, this is why we're asking for you to push through our one thousand billion dollar emergency war powers bill, so that we can GUARANTEE that no one does anything crazy, anywhere in the world, ever again." They were slow with the edit button, and my little political satire got onto the air, though they quickly hung up on me. I felt a little rejected, but was overjoyed when on their next show- THEY POKED FUN AT HOW STUPID AND TRANSPARENT OUR GOVERNMENT'S LIES ABOUT THE WAR ON TERRORISM ARE!
One little phone call. I'd say that snowball reached probably a million+ people.