BloodBath wrote: »
I was watching the American news the other night and couldn't get over the news stories. It went something along these lines.
Memorial of previous school shooting,
Soldier shot dead in Afghanistan,
Drone strike hits wedding,
This was in the first 5 minutes and continued along this vein. How do Americans take this as normality?
It's pretty obvious at this stage that it doesn't matter who you vote for. It's a 2 party system with both parties sharing the same vested interest. They serve the same corporate masters and the elite bankers.
The country is in a permanent state of war, the healthcare system is a joke, the education system is a joke, food standards are a joke. Advertising is crammed down your neck at every opportunity. The media is controlled by the same corporate masters and they completely engineer public opinion as well as keeping them dumb, compliant and in a state of fear. Even tv documentary channels that were once considered educational have descended into acted scripted shows with virtually no educational benefit.
If you aren't wealthy or willing to put yourself into massive debt then forget about a good education. If you don't have health insurance and you need surgery or healthcare you're in massive debt. The food standards compared to Europe are a joke. The crap that can be put into human food wouldn't be allowed in animal feed over here and I won't even mention what they feed the animals. Soldiers are exposed to chemicals and toxins that result in massive health issues and are then not looked after by their government.
The government clearly does not give a **** about its people and is gradually taking away more and more of their rights. The patriot act and extended patriot act completely goes against the constitution. An American citizen can be detained indefinitely without trial, can be tortured and can be considered a terrorist for being anti government.
These are homegrown issues. The biggest issue is obviously their foreign policy and their imperialist agenda but we all know about that. Illegal wars based on lies, spying both at home and abroad, massive power given to multiple agencies like the CIA and NSA. Martial law implemented for things it was never meant to be implemented for (boston bombing), the highest incarceration level in the world per capita, the majority of which is for petty crimes. I hear Americans saying the US is turning into a police state. It already is a police state reminiscent of Nazi Germany. The compliance of the American people also mirrors the compliance of the German people.
How long can this go on for and how much worse does it have to get before the American people rise up against it. Voting is not going to change anything. I feel a civil war is the only solution to these issues. Obviously this will make things worse for everybody before they get better but what is the alternative?
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