Ok. That's it. I can't take it anymore.
Did you ever notice that the same conservatives are the ones who call anyone who disagrees with them unpatriotic? Did you ever notice that the same conservatives seem to consider loving their country synonymous with supporting the right-wingers in power? Did you ever notice that the people with fanatical love for their country or patriotic zeal are the first to get sucked into the government's latest patriotic ideal (call me extreme, but didn't most of 1930's Germany consider themselves patriotic? Or the 1860's south?)?
Did you ever notice that if you only focus on what's right with a country you come to regard it as perfect/the best/no 1? Did you ever notice that the constitution isn't infallible, nor should it be treated as such? Did you ever notice that most liberals place too much faith in humanity? Did you ever notice that the rest place too little and feel to need to dominate the masses so as to protect them? Did you ever notice that those who only show the problems without proposing solutions never become leaders? Did you ever notice that it's incredibly hard not to be proud of who you are, and therefore even harder to disagree with your fellows? Did you ever notice that Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh need to follow the Velocity Diet?
Did you ever notice that conservatives are more concerned with protecting CEOs that would kill their mothers to get tax breaks than with helping "the commmon man"? Did you ever notice that most pro-life people support the death penalty and large-scale military assaults? Did you ever notice that conservatives seem to assume that most people with dark-shaded skin are probably criminals?
Did you ever notice that most liberals see no wrong in caring more about poodles having clothes than ravaged AIDS victims in Somalia?
Did you ever notice that some liberals really DO care more about criminals than about law-abiding citizens? Did you ever notice that removing all differences from all cultures is just as bad as focusing on the worst of each? Did you ever notice that political correctness is a plie of shit?
As an example of your last statements I will show how two sentences in the same paragraph have nothing to do with one another. AS an example of your last statement I will show how you're quick to assume that the fact that someone is in Gitmo automatically makes them guilty. Yet why is it than guns are so treasured in the United States? Surely not everyone here is a bloodlusting hunter. If conservatives had their way they would make special laws for speeding up the death penalty for:
Yet why is it that if there's supposed to be a seperation between church and state, most people vote and act according to the bible?
As an example of your last sentences I agree that the ACLU is an overbloated behemoth that too often defends people who deserve no defense. Why is it that liberals are so fixated on finding a fault with everything the government does?
In my opinion this is the most ridiculous statement that you have made. In my opinion, even if this were true, you could not be for one while being against the other.
If conservatives had their way they would take more of my hard-earned money. If conservatives had their way they would live by social darwinism so long as it benefitted them. If conservatives had their way the poor would be rounded up and shot (but then who'd be poor?).
If liberals had their way they would legalize marijuana and then give tax breaks to addicts because "they have a disability". If liberals had their way they would try again to make socialism work without understanding it or human nature.
I got news for you folks, if you want a socialist society, tough shit because the closest thing are the scandinavian countries. I got news for you folks, if you want to risk your life/ideals and further the imperialistic America in exchange for menial pay and health care, join the military; you get to serve the corporate elite and protect capitalistic interests. The only thing you do to join this infernal hellhole I call the military is be a naive (young) man that believes he is serving his country by serving his president.
The only problem is that conservatives think that everyone but them should be in the military. The only other problem is that liberals think that the military is responsible for every problem that faces the third world.
As as sidenote, I am neither old enough nor dumb enough to serve in the military. If I want to help the world, I'll actually do it and join an aid group (a real one mind you, none of this peace corps shit), which is why I'm leaving for Somalia in 2010.
As another sidenote, I am also neither old nor dumb enough to join in with the liberal 'conservation groups' that usually pocket 60-80% of the funds and pretend to be altruistic humanitarians that 'just want to make the world a better place'.
Overall, I loved it when Vicente Fox finally gave the finger to Bush in 2003. It didn't give me a love for my country, as I already loved my country and did not need to spend six years stationed, being bombarded with propaganda saying I was doing the right thing. Mandatory military service, 2 years for all males. It would indoctrinate these boys beyond belief, to say nothing of the newly-acquired agression.
It may also give all these bordeline libs an excuse for showing how they're 'right', when in fact believing that no organized force is needed (which is just as bad as believing that all the organized force in the world is needed).
If you don't realize when you contradict yourself, just go back to the military. I'm not saying you have to, I just like the idea of people like you digging holes in the middle of nowhere while believing they're fighting the war on terror. If you don't realize that loving your country and being a patriot are two different things, that you can love your country without loving your government, then please shove your oh-so-precious American flag up your ass. Maybe that way you'll realize that the people who live in a country and the culture(s) that give it identity are far more important than any lofty ideals the government is spoon-feeding you.
If you think that by hating the U.S. you are somehow making right its mistakes, you deserve to be called a liberal scumbag. If you think that by focusing on such trivial shit such as demanding that blacks be called African-Americans, then you deserve to keep losing elections that should be landslides.
If the rest of you don't realize that bickering amongst each other over whether Al Franken or Bill O'Reilley has the bigger penis does nothing to solve your problems, then God help you, because neither of them will.
The U.S. is not perfect, and yes we have slaughtered millions of our own and opressed nearly everyone with differing beliefs (and sometimes those with the same beliefs as ours). As a matter of fact, we are now considered to be the root of all evil by the rest of the world; we have led the charge head one to replace oppressive regimes and maniacal leaders with those to our liking.
The U.S. is not perfect, but it is not the cause of all evil, nor is Bush responsible for my grandfather dying. That the U.S. government has commited great evils does not forgive those committed by the rest of the world, nor make meaningless the great acts that the U.S. has done. That the U.S. government is no different than from the most powerful government of every other time does not annul the greatness of many of its residents or citizens.
The U.S. is not perfect, but neither is anything else. To forget this, no matter what your beliefs are, is to be more unpatriotic (a favorite phrase these days) that to start a protest or start a rally.
I'm ready for the flames from all.