|Sex & War.. ahh the constants.
||[Aug. 13th, 2008|04:43 pm]
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Opinion time! I'm asking for yours!
Have you been following what's going on with Georgia and Russia?
What are your opinions?
There's some information if you're in the dark, or pop on CNN. I've been following it pretty closely the last few days.. and I really REALLY think this could get bad. And fast. And I think this could be a lot more scary then the Iraqi/Afghanistan conflict, and we all kow how many people have died from that conflict.
And I'm especially interested in my Russian and international journallers views as well about this. So please, I welcome your comments and want to know your opinions.
Have some turtle sex.
It's ugly, it shouldn't be an issue, and instead it's going to end in a nasty, brutal war. This initial "invasion" is just the tip of what will probably be a long-running guerrilla war.
And to be worldly-insensitive: it is NOT our problem. We need to A) Quit antagonizing Russia, because we no longer are able to back up the antagonism, B) Quit giving training and military supplies to countries who border our enemies and promise to be our friends and C) Start setting an example of liberty and individualism by achieving it here at home first.
Freedom is never free. It's a constant struggle, it involves real hardships, and even once a person or a group is liberated, they face the continual work of maintaining that freedom. You cannot be apathetic and expect freedom, and you cannot expect handouts from someone else and expect freedom. The apathetic are conquered and don't care; the reliant become serfs to their benefactors.
For all of our songs and mottos and flags and bald eagles soaring over mountaintops, we are not as free as we could be in this country; that is why the ruthless of this world are able to lecture US on democracy:
"The principle of appointing regional leaders is not a sign of a lack of democracy. For instance, India is called the largest world democracy. But their governors have always been appointed by the central government and nobody disputes that India is a democracy. In the United States, you first elect the electors and then they vote for the presidential candidates. In Russia, the president is elected through the direct vote of the whole population. That might be even more democratic. And you have other problems in your elections. Four years ago your presidential election was decided by the court. The judicial system was brought into it. But we're not going to poke our noses into your democratic system because that's up to the American people." - Vladimir Putin
When we are able to stand up as a free, unified people with a successful, peaceful nation, THEN we can lecture countries like Russia and Georgia on what they should or should not be doing to ensure peace and liberty.
I couldn't have said that better myself. Agreed 1000%.
I think inevitably this will result in international issues and a war, involving a number of countries. And I dread it. People don't see reason too easily.