You have got to be kidding
Elisia L. Cohen
Sun Jun 14 07:31:00 CDT 1998
Oh. Please allow me to respond to this...
> I'm sorry... are you a US citizen? Do you live in this country and take
> advantage of US services? State financial aid, federal loans, etc? Postal
> Congratulations. You are part of a country that has committed atrocities.
> I am not here to defend wether they are right of wrong (Native American
> "relocalization", etc), but I thought I'd just like to welcome you to
> Wondering when the next plane leaves for surrealism,
> Debbie Prieto
> UMiami Debate
Right. Historically my country has committed atrocities. Because I do
not want to be one that historically continues to do so, I will choose
not to be complacent and complicit. My alternative is to speak
out/criticize immoral action and atrocity to the best of my ability.
What's yours? Naval gazing? Accepting the status quo? Accepting the
belief that government atrocity is innevitable?
As for US services that I take participation in, when was the last time
the US postal service conducted covert operations abroad? While I may
student loans, guess what, they help educate the masses of our country and
allow education beyong the elite classes of our country. And forgive me if
I would like to believe the majority of my tax dollars go to soial
security, medicare, and other social services that redistribute some of
the nation's personal wealth. And if some of it also pays for the
be it. The military does more things than simply commit the 'atrocities'
that I am critical of. (although others may feel even more strongly than
I do) And guess what. Our nation allows criticism, of
its own, its immoral actions. I believe that public activism can and has
worked to check government abuse. Our nation's constitution encourages
it. Many other governments' do not. I much prefer it to complacency if
you don't mind. You can check out tickets to another reality. In this
one, I'm working with what I have.
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