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  • sailorlen2 sailorlen2 Jul 1, 2006 8:56 AM Flag

    Coup, Interesting read OT

    "Why are Americians So Angry"?
    http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2006/cr062906.htm Thoughts?

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    • The voice of a true American and a lone voice in a time of tyranny and empire. This spirit and intention needs to come back to our government and our leaders, or we will surely sacrafice our american way of life, liberty and justice. Thanks for sharing this post!

    • First off let me say I read Ron Paul regularly and like his take on the USD and our financial house of cards. This essay is a bit scattered and seems to really be a diatribe against the Iraq war and not much else.

      Perhaps people are angry due to a lack of hope for the future and an uncertainty about the next generations ability to uphold or even raise the American "way of life". This was true in the early sixties with Cuba / Russia and again in the 70's with Russian nukes and US nukes looming. Then in the 80's it started to become health related with things like Aids and Hep C. In the 90's we were all about making everyone rich and if you weren't a millionaire yet you would be soon and we had a "don't worry be happy" approach. Then 9-11 came and everything changed, or so we are told. Our home front was vulnerable to horrific attacks and no one was safe anywhere. We became a nation of fear mongers and fearful people. Fear always makes people unhappy. Politicians recognized that a fearful citizenry was easily lead around by the nose and could be kept complacent to their (politicians) actions as long as they were busy not being complacent about the grave threats facing our homeland.

      Bottom line for me is this. People are angry because they have to worry, work harder, and have less faith in the future on many levels. That said I would disagree that all that many people are unhappy or angry. Unfortunately there are many people that are happiest when the US is bombing arabs, deporting Mexicans, or arresting homosexuals. Where I live we call them by what they are. Bigots. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a duck.

      The easy answer I believe is do not believe all the fear mongering and protect yourself from Govt. intrusion into your life. And certainly own Gold and Silver outside of the reach of anyone but yourself and your family.

    • I received this speech yesterday and read it twice. I forwarded it to many people, and I made hard copies for those without benefit of a computer. I hope others do the same, then contact their mayors, councils, govs., state and national reps., and let them know how they feel.

      The troops are gathering for honest, hard-working leaders who love and respect this country, leaders who will reverse the power back to the people. Ron Paul gains more votes each time he runs for office, but the Washington, DC system beats him down as he does not represent their best interests of acquiring millions, if not billions, from the
      American people. I would urge everyone to Google all of Ron Paul's speeches, including, "The End of Dollar Hegemony" and then pass those speeches along to others. After all, united we stand!

      Some wise men from our past:

      "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie

      "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." Henry Ford

      "Those who trade freedom for security do not have nor deserve either." Thomas Jefferson

      "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

      "Give me liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry

      Would these men be deemed unAmerican today? I hope not.

      Cherish our freedom, embrace it.

      Happy Fourth of July to all.

    • Just an opinion.
      Without touching on the specific items presented in the article by R.P., in my opinion, I think part of the reason for this level of anger, is that today we have the internet and instant media reporting.
      Yes it can be said that many of the events, economic conditions, reports of corruption etc we experience today also appeared in the past, however; during those times information was limited to short news accounts published in newspapers, snippets on TV or just word of mouth. Some (many) of the shananigans that took place with our leaders were never reported on.Often the news was old or delayed. Any indepth analysis or detailed coverage of the facts were just not available.
      Today we have almost instant access to local and world events. The internet in particular provides a wealth of detail pertaining to the events as well as much factual as well as misleading data. The total effect to one personally as well as to a community or a world power is evident in an instant. Facts that were not available in the past are now there for anyone/everyone to read. In particular many of the behind the scenes dealings of our local, state and country leaders both good and bad are quickly and readily made available in print or in the media and we readily see how it affects us directly or inderectly. It also shows how at times there are two sets of rules depending on were you are in the food chain. All of this information can be very helpful or it can make for very unsettling times. In part it's not necessarily that we are more or less angry than in the past, it's just maybe that we have more information today than we had in the past? We are in information overload.

      • 1 Reply to jermoe11
      • I agree with your post. I also think a large part of it has to do with a fundamental lack of education and the inability of many Americans to comprehend the written word much less a sentence or, need I say, a paragraph. It's much easier to listen to talk radio and have someone else tell you what and how to think. Right or Left or somewhere in between. What is really needed in this country is a concerted effort to educate ADULTS who can then help educate their children. If the parents read, the children will read. A well-educated citizenry has nothing to fear and without fear there is no anger. JMO

    • "Why are Americians So Angry"? Thoughts?
      Yeah, I think you should go to HELL! DAMNIT!

 
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