Debate Guilt Trips
by, 04-23-12 at 02:57 AM (306 Views)
1) The Soldiers are fighting and dying for YOU.
Really? I was unaware of the promotion. I guess if that's the case I should be able to call them back home then. I don't remember sending them over in the first place. I must have Alzheimer's. Maybe on a principles level.......Nah. I don't ever remember reasoning that I needed an army to go where they went. I don't remember seeing a reason for them to stay or to tour other nations and get tangled in other problems. Wait. Maybe they aren't fighting for ME but YOU. Why are you laying word games with me?
I am a firm believer in the fact that minorities have been dealt a bad hand and continue to get shorthanded. Just because you have a single Black president doesn't erase years of human tyranny, abuse, and indecency. and to put it clearer, they have suffered under this condition for four hundred years. First slavery, then Jim Crow, then plain old discrimination and profiling. And you wonder why they don't just pop up and become captains of industry. I think it's more akin to a family psychology case. If there is a history of abuse between the mother and the father, the kids are always affected.
However, don't expect me to walk on eggshells when describing said current condition. If I see it and it is a statistical truth, I will say it. The truth is not something to get angry about but to accept and grow stronger from. Living on the thought that people will say sorry for abusing you in the past is as foolish as holding your breath for the same. Though there is plenty f justifiable reasons that the condition exists, it exists. Though it is very hard to escape the propaganda and stereotype and succeed, it will be even harder if you center yourselves on maintaining a false image of yourself instead of building a truthful image. In other words, don't talk about it, be about it. But Jesus...they even had cartoons like Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny performing out these things. Certainly, I can understand the present conditions.
3) You are not a Patriot.
Maybe I am not. It all depends on what you mean by country. I don't know anyone in Alabama, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas. I have no social or emotional ties to this country. When you say "Defend my Country" the only thing I think about is defending my family, my friends, and their way of life. When you say love my country, I am thinking more the ideal than the reality. Do you notice that? Whenever they want you to love your country, they always say what America should be, not what it is. I believe America is this...or that. Not America [I]is[/I] this...or that. They are always baiting you with this carrot, always holding out this American Camelot for you to trip over yourself running after. No, I do not love my country because it is not the ideal you are speaking of it is what it is. Many things are very wrong and you do not fix it. I could understand if it was a matter of time but you don't even seem to be considering it. And then I am supposed to feel ostracized for not believing in the dream. I believe you are trying to dope me up on Patriotism...but I don't do drugs.