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The Afghan Story — Nothing good will come of this


16 people were left dead after an American soldier went on a house-to-house on a shooting rampage in two villages. We already were on shaking ground in Afghanistan, however I believe that this may cause an earthquake. It’s unfortunate because in Western countries, if something like this happened, we would have sought justice through our judicial system. The Taliban is already calling American’s “savages”. It makes no sense, since they will kill all sorts of innocent people, but its all propaganda. Obviously something cracked in this solider and I think those in power need to find out, as soon as possible, why he did what he did. This incident will place a large amount of people in harm’s way. With an election year coming, I am sure that many will try to find a way to capitalize on this situation. Karzai has already said “this is unforgivable”, in a country where punishment would be met with a death sentence. The Taliban will for sure use it to rally the Afghan people against America and their western allies. I can only hope that reason will prevail, otherwise this story is going to get a lot more complicated.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/12/world/asia/afghanistan-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Propaganda – Do Americans really believe this stuff or is America just one strange place?


I was sent this clip and could not believe what I was seeing. We have seen some attack ads in the past from the Conservatives, however not to this extreme. I cannot believe that this is really and ad endorsed by the Republicans?  You hope that people do not vote based on propaganda or a political party playing to their religious fears. However, it looks like they continue to. I guess it just works? I heard a radio show on CBC and the guest believed that there should be “an intelligence test” or some type of qualifications for voting (I.e. a slight bit of education…). I doubt that would ever happen, however with only 50-60% of voters even bothering to show up, really what is the point. We fought wars to protect this freedom. One day we will loose our right to be an informed voter and we will say “what the hell happened”.

American Voters

American Voters

But I digress, this is America and the politics of fear work the best. Based the information I was given, the intent is to slightly imply that Obama is the somehow the anti-Christ. Basing your vote on how you think the Bible is to be interpreted? That says it all! But I guess if you base your thought process on Biblical interpretations who am I to judge? Biblically speaking I guess it was fine for African-Americans to be treated as “less than human” for hundreds of years. Maybe it is fine, Biblically speaking, to eradicate the “savages”? Biblically speaking, as I guess Palin may believe, Russia is “Gog and Magog”, so they are the “bad guys”? Oh, I am forgetting those immigrants who are a threat to out way of living? So much for the ideology of removal of Church and State.

If people are actually believing this propaganda than all I can say is “America is a strange place”. No matter who you vote for, make sure it is grounded in facts. Think about what is best for the country. Remember those who used Christianity or their “faith” as a crutch to do the most hideous of crimes against humanity. Use the mind that God gave you and educate yourself before you make ANY choice. The same applies to Canadians. As the old saying goes, “don’t believe the hype”. God forbid Canada ever gets like this! If it ever does, please get help, get medicated and get educated!