Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Friday, February 11, 2005

freedom and the yanks...

In January 2004, Kyte had this to say:
Freedom? What’s that? Is it being able to make choices about how you want to live, where you want to live, what you want to say, who you want to see and associate with, where you want to visit.. ?


Is it living in fear of American bombs and guns. Is it having the American Way forced upon you whether you want it or not? Or is it living in America under the Patriot Act?

I wonder why it is that there is this conviction that the American Way is the best way? That smacks of Richard and the Crusades, when he should have left the middle east the hell alone. It smacks of imperialism of the worst kind. It smacks of “bringing Christianity to the heathen hordes”.

Again, Bush and his cronies and suppporters make value judgements about other peoples and beliefs… and they are WRONG…
I thought it was worth repeating here on this crazy blog.

Thanks, Kyte.


Anonymous kyte said...

Thank *you* Gerry. Its been interesting how people stay away from posts like that, in droves.

February 11, 2005 10:55 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Fuckem! They are not the people you or I are talking to. Simple as that!

February 11, 2005 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Freedoms just another word....." Seriously though, besides America I've lived in Pakistan (16 mos), Italy (2 1/2 yrs), Turkey (1 yr), Greece (3 years), Germany (1 mo), England (9 yrs), and last, but far from least, Australia (8 yrs)and I can vouch for the fact that the American way is not THE way. Why am I so sure and why should anyone listen to me? Please don't take my word for it, do some research. There are 20 something (24 - 27) industrialised, 1st world countries. In all the categories that matter most to me and in no particular order: standard of living, life expectancy, literacy, health care, home ownership, etc. America is near the bottom. The only categories where it's at or near number 1(worst) are: murder rates, violent crimes, people imprisoned, most expensive heath care, divorces, infant mortality, homeless, defense spending, and weapons systems. Now, where the hell would you choose to live if you had the choice?


February 12, 2005 12:53 PM  
Blogger BigBob said...

Yes, but that is the very 'model' they expect the rest of the world to adopt.

A compliant Government here is rushing us headlong down this path.

February 15, 2005 9:52 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

We're all missing the point, I think. Instead of blaming governments, we ought to turn our gaze to the corporations, the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank, these are the bodies who control our governments and our mainstream media. And this gaze would tell us very quickly that in a democracy, our role must be to educate more people about what is going on, and as I said elsewhere, we must be able to persent a viable and plausable alternative way of doing "economics". Because the bottom line to all of this is economic dogma. So we need new, better, more equitable economic models. The we need a way to force the rich to give up the old ways because they willnot give up those ways voluntarily. We're talking revolution, my friends. But it must be a peaceful revolution.

February 15, 2005 10:54 PM  

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