Saturday, April 15, 2006

Words To Live By

I just wanted to share something with you all.
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In my post Si­, Usted Es los Criminales, readers loboinok and Za are have a discussion about illegals. I wanted to share what lobo said in his last comment.
As for giving them a "hand up".

No! We are tired of giving the whole frick'in world a hand up. We prop up their economies with hundreds of billions of dollars. We send men and women to fight and die for their countries and freedoms and security. We give billions in aid and tons in humanitarian aid to help after natural disasters, wars, droughts, plagues and disease outbreaks.

We give and give and give, and in return, recieve criticism, belittlement and mealy-mouthed slander. Cries that we don't give enough, we don't care enough, we don't respond quickly enough.

We are tired of extending the hand of friendship, only to have it slapped away and be attacked and criticized.

We aren't perfect, nor are many of our foreign policies, but if there is another country out there that believes it can do better... they can put their money and troops where their mouth is.
Couldn't have put it better myself.

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Anonymous said...

There are countries who put their money where their mouth is.

Who helped liberate East Timor? Yeah, the US was there, but the biggest contingent of those forces were Australian followed by those of New Zealand. You were our tag alongs.

And that's just off the top of my head.

Perhaps you should look before you leap into supporting such statements, otherwise you might wind up blinded by your nationalistic egos and start living in a universe completely devoid of fact.

Opinionnation said...

Za, nobody said that other countries have not contributed to the betterment of society. But no other country does more than the U.S. and no other country, not even N. Korea or Iran [brutal dictatorships] get criticized and slandered more.

Think about that. Iran and North Korea get less criticism than the US...

Anonymous said...

That's bollocks, sorry.

Plenty of countries get criticised more than the US. You just obviously don't read the news.