Black People : American courage

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I remember as a child listening to the stories of WW2 from my grandfather and my uncles who had served in Europe. I wondered how the German people could have been so stupid as to have ever elected Hitler dog catcher, let alone leader of the nation. Such is the clarity of historical hindsight. And with that clarity, I see the exact same mechanism that Hitler used at work here in this nation.

    The American people imagine themselves to be brave. They see themselves as the heroic Americans depicted by western movies, the descendants of the fierce patriot warriors who had tamed the frontier and defeated the might of the British Empire.

    But in truth, by the dawn of the third millennium, the American people have become civilized and tamed, culturally obsessed with fine details in both science and society. Their self-image of bravery is both salve and slavery. Americans are required to behave as if they are brave, even when they are not.

    The American people assume they are safe. They live in a Republic, after all, with strict laws regarding what the government can and more importantly cannot do. Their leader is a devoutly religious man.

    The reality is that the American people, as individuals, have lost their courage. The government prefers it that way as a fearful people are easier to rule than a courageous one. But Americans don't wish to lose their self-image of courage. So, when confronted with a situation demanding courage, in the form of a government gone wrong, the American people simply pretend that the situation does not exist.

    When the World Trade Center Towers collapsed most Americans simply refused to believe suggestions that the attacks had been staged by parties working for the US Government itself. Americans were afraid to, even as news reports surfaced proving that the US Government had announced plans for the invasion of Afghanistan early in the year, plans into which the attacks on the WTC Towers, which angered the American people into support of the already-planned war, fit entirely too conveniently. But so trapped are Americans by their belief in their own bravery that they will themselves to be blind to the evidence before their eyes, so that they can nod in agreement with the government while still imagining themselves to have courage, even as they avoid the one situation which most requires real courage: to stand up to the government's lies and deceptions.

    The vast majority of the American people, their own self-image dependent on continuing blindness to the government's deceptions, never question why Afghanistan would have done something so stupid as to attack the United States, and as a result, Americans find themselves in a war.

    Now the US Government has requested temporary extraordinary powers, powers specifically banned under the Constitution, but powers the government is claiming they need to deal with the "terrorists". The American people, having already sold their souls to their self-delusions, are agreeing. The "temporary" powers recently conferred will be no more temporary in America than they were in Germany.

    The US Government knows it rules a nation of cowards. The government has had to spend the money to make the new war something cowards can fight. The government has decorated the troops with regalia to make them proud of themselves, further trapping them in their self-image. Talismans are added from orthodox religions and the occult to fill the soldiers with delusions of mystical strengths and an afterlife if they fall in battle. Finally, knowing that it takes courage to kill the enemy face to face, the government has spent vast sums of money on wonder weapons, airplanes, submarines, ultra-long range artillery, cruise missiles and guided missiles, weapons that kill at a distance, so that those doing the killing need not have to face the reality of what they are doing.

  2. Ionlyspeaktruth

    Ionlyspeaktruth Banned

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    and liars usually drink from the same troth.:teach::teach: This country was built on Lying, thievery, slavery and deception. Do any of us truly expect them to change now?:thinking::10500:
  3. OldSoul

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