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Ignorance & arrogance is the real poison of the mind - Liberalism is good

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Submitted by Astrea (Sweden), Nov 12, 2004 at 12:50

Response to Andrew Robinson:

... You say that despise liberalism. Have you ever thought of why that is? First of all what is "liberalism" to you?

According to the Brainy Dictionary, "Liberal" is defined as follows:

Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.

Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.

Now is that so bad? Well, it could be.... Depending on what kind of a person YOU are and what kind of values YOU hold.

For instance, if you truly think it's right for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Co., to endanger the environment of the U.S. and the world so that the super-wealthy multi-national companies whom they represent can become even wealthier at the cost of the health and survival of our planet, then you definitely do not fit into the liberal frame of mind of "not being selfish" or "not being servile or mean".

If you think that it's a good thing to instigate trouble and turmoil that you can use as an excuse and a pretext for starting wars and invading countires, killing tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children, for the purpose of again enriching yourself and the multi-national corporations, and also for the sake of controling areas rich in natural resources...... In other words, engaging in CRIMINAL activities, and violating every statute of the human rights according to the U.N. charter, and engaging in crimes against humanity..... then you DEFINITELY are NOT a liberal!

You see Andrew, unfortunate people like you have been brought up in a system where they have systematically been brainwashed. Brainwashed to believe that the U.S. is the best country in the world, although the U.S. is the ONLY industrialized country that does not have national health insurance. Americans are also by far the most heavily debted people in the world. The extremely high prices you pay for medical drugs cannot be matched by any other country that I know of. All this and much, much more, just so that the few filthy rich who run the U.S. can become even richer. They brainwash you to believe that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction only so that they can invade that country, cut into pieces (Which will happen - you just wait and see) and rob them dry of their national resources to once again, become even wealthier! They brainwash you to believe that Afghanistan has to be "liberated" from the Talibans so that the "Good and humane" Americans can bring their "freedom and democracy" - But what they do not tell you is that for years they have wanted access to the biggest natural gas deposits in the world, located in Central Asia. The problem was that they couldn't build the pipes through "hostile" Iran... No, because then the Iranians would benefit from getting paid.... Why should the Iranians get paid when they have DARED to stand up against U.S. bullying, manipulation and war-mongering? The next best route to Iran was Afghanistan, but the Taleban were in power there, so they had to get rid of them and put a puppet regime which they could control and use in place of the Talibans.

Now they're brainwashing you to believe that Iran is a threat to the U.S. and world peace - they're heating the pan for the next slaughter.... And so little people like you really know of what is really happening! But Andrew, I pity you! Because things will not always continue this way. What goes around comes around. And when it comes around, people like you are going to get the shock of their life! It will be very difficult for you to accept and realize that you have been lied to an entire life, so that the greedy, arrogant and evil people whom you have been so loyal to could steal, kill, maime and torture their way to more and more riches...
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