Have I learned anything today?  

rm_Amanes1986 31M
16 posts
8/31/2006 12:24 am

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9/2/2006 4:41 pm

Have I learned anything today?

Perhaps. I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine after she watched "V for Vendetta".

Her and I agree on several aspects about the film. It should leave a deep and lasting impact on those who watch it. Viewers should not toss it aside as a meaningless work of fiction. It should remind us that there is a way that governments should operate, and there is a way that they should not operate.

The fact that I am hesitant to merely suggest the notion that perhaps the United States government would be in any way shape or form similar to that of the Sutler already speaks volumes. I should not fear to speak out against the President or the United States or any nation in this world at all. At the very least, not while living in Canada (or the US for that matter).

Gentle readers, (and not so gentle for you dominants out there ) I cannot state with any certainty what President Bush's intentions may or might be. However, the possability that he and/or others participated in a course of action not unsimilar to those in "V for Vendetta" did not pass by unnoticed.

Would the nation (and most of the free world) have stood behind the President had certain terrible events that resulted in the deaths of thousands not happened? Perhaps. Perhaps not. It is not for me to say, because honestly I do not know. What I do know is that real life is bearing strong similarities to fiction.

The War. The Patriot Act. The Fear. The ludicrous lengths taken for air traffic "security" (I have been informed that pregnant women are told to raise their shirts because of the slim chance that their bellies may be fake). The Media.

I hear that facism is the new buzzword of the month. Of course I got that from CNN, so...

To think such things is unspeakable. Horrible. Disgusting. Imbecilic. Perhaps even borderline paranoid.

However...

What if I (and I am sure quite a few others) am right?

Turning our eyes away in the hopes that everything will turn out alright, that if we remain silent that we will be safe... it is cowardice.

Though a person may be intelligent and rational, a large group of people together can be stupid and ignorant. Especially if we believe everything that we hear or read about in the media without taking it with a grain of salt.

Am I asking for a grand revolution? Am I stating that I desire to don a Guy Fawkes mask and parade about with knives and explosives? Hardly. That would be insane and though I'm hardly sane I would not go to THOSE lengths. ^^

No. What I ask is that in this so called Age of Information, we take advantage of the vast amount of resources and knowledge available to us and put it to good use. To think things through with a rational and unbigoted point of view. To second guess, to speak our minds, to voice our concerns, and to move forward in a unified effort to not fight a war against terror, but a war against the violence, hatred, and selfishness in this world.

Neither can be ultimately won of course, but I personally feel that mankind would benefit more from billions of dollars being spent on betterment of self and worldwide healing rather then on making other people dead.



ShyWhisper2006 54F
15175 posts
8/31/2006 1:47 am

Very thoughtful post...thank you


rm_Amanes1986 31M
19 posts
9/1/2006 8:52 pm

Thankee ^_^

I'm glad you liked it and didn't go all "independant thinker! Right/left wing fanatic! Augh! Augh! Arrest him! He's a terrorist!"

o_o; okay I know not everyone is like that... just one or two ^_^;;

*peeks at psycho RP character he could possibly make*


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