Alrighty looks like I have a lot to work withOriginally Posted by Squall7
Well as for your open forum comment, that it is, but why is it no one can say what they want without being criticized for it? I know I've done it as well, I'm just saying, as people will we ever just let things go that don't fit into our beliefs?
I really have no strong feelings on what my country does, I mean sure I want us out of Iraq, but the President has repeatedly swatted that idea aside. Also you say I should voice my opinions, but in reality I won't be heard, not where I live. My state has 35+ million people and is pretty much 65-80 % democrat, while most of my views are republican. I just don't feel like it means anything coming from the minority.
I reply because I want what I said to be understood as I intended it, not because I care what anybody thinks about me. Honestly if someone knew me and thought badly of me then ok I would care and I would want to know why and what I could do to change, essentially I mean the opinions of me that matter to me are those that I'm close to.
The war is a "touchy" subject depending on where you are here in the states, but being that I live near a naval base, marine base, and an air force base the views here are very patriotic. Originally when we went in I was in full support, when we were "in search of wmd's" and I'm not going to lie and say I'm not glad Saddam was found, but now that we didn't find the alleged wmd's we should pull out and let their country get back to mending itself. I don't like how parallel the movie Team America is to how we've handled things, but I'm not an activist type, so organizing or participating in marches or protests is not my thing.
As for our generalization of you guys, I can't really relate, because the only tv I watch are sports, and automotive shows. I'm sure you're right and we do make bad generalizations in our shows, but what country doesn't in some way or another, no one is guilt free when it comes to stereotypes.
Going back to the "news" I just have no respect for any news broadcasted on American soil, too many biased networks and overall worthless news on local happenings. So I just don't watch anymore unless something important.
As for that article did you glance at it at all? I just don't know if I accept any of this global warming stuff, I don't feel like doing research, but it does sound plausible I just think that its a bit of a stretch in some points.