I thought I'd post this here, seeing as how it's a special topic, and not everyone has a ticket to Pay To Post. This way everyone gets a fair crack at it.
Having said that, let me first state this, as I believe it to be fact:
Most conservatives are drones, liars, and a good portion of them are bigots. No all just most. They'll cover for each other, lie for each other, and rely way too heavily on Christianity to run the government and their own "morals". But they can work together very well.
Just as many liberals are morons. Idiots, "free thinkers" that can't come up with one damn good idea, yet still criticize all the bad ideas what conservatives have. Most of them can't agree on one thing, or work together. Too many have their own angles that they are working. Their only salvation are their open minds. Problem is, it is also their curse, often times.
The problem with independents is that no one takes them seriously, they're not aggressive enough, and there are too few of them. On top of that, it is still hard to get them to work together. Curses!
Ok, having expressed my views about the left, right, and middle, I'd like to address the war.
If you think that we should just pull out immediately, and even all at once, you're a moron, and shut up. Maybe you shouldn't even post on this thread if you're going to touch on this subject. Here's why:
Should someone come along (be it Bush, or the next president) and command an immediate, complete, and total withdrawal from Iraq and the middle east (which, thank goodness, I'm sure Bush won't allow), it will cause more trouble than this whole war has, and will make things worse than when we started. We have made progress, not phenomenal amounts, but we did get Saddam. That's a start. And we're training Iraqi soldiers and militaries. Should we just go and do that massive evac that everyone seems to be rooting for (for some STUPID reason), there would be a power vaccum, and a struggle in the middle east between rival factions, and the Iraqi military (should it hold up under the stress of a civil war). There is also the chance that the government and military WON'T hold up at all, after the withdrawal, and that makes it just that much worse. Then all the weapons they've acquired will be taken and split amongst the factions when the soldiers defect to them. Wouldn't THAT just be loads of fun?
Why is it that this is the answer every campaigning politic has now, anyway? When asked what they'd do about the war, almost all of them say "I'd have our troops pulled out and brought home as soon as possible." Is that because they really believe it to be the best idea, or is it that they say to please the people silly enough to want that? Of course I understand people wanting their friends and relatives home from the war, I understand as much as anyone can. Some of my closest friends have come and gone, and so has my father. Some of my friends went with other friends that died over there, and still, people I went to school with or knew around town have died. I don't want the war to go on, but understand that it can't, won't and should never end immediately like so many "Free thinkers" want.
Presidents... Yeah, we're going to be getting a new one here soon. Election time. Time to take to the polls. And the apathetic youths of our country are ever increasingly NOT voting. I'd say they are all morons, and I also say that if you don't plan on voting, then don't you whine, don't you complain, and don't you offer any ideas or "solutions", because you PASSED on your chance to choose and and help make a difference.
Further more, on this topic... I really TRULY hope Hilary Clinton doesn't get elected. That'd be just as bad, if not worse than George W. Bush being allowed to be elected for a third term. She's worried about her own career and image, not the people. You could even say she's the female version of Jack Thompson, only she has real political power, and that's what makes her a threat.
We need someone to be in office that genuinely cares about the American people, and for the world for that matter. Someone caring enough to want to take care of the good people, here or across the oceans, but also firm and stern enough to know when it's time for business. Someone whom isn't afraid of war, or going to it, but knows that it should be a last resort, after diplomacy, or other less all out tactics and operations. We need someone that isn't being pulled and funded by lobbyists, and isn't a career politician. Someone whom is open minded, but isn't crazy or totally irrational. Optimistic, skeptic, and pessimistic on all fronts.
I wonder why it is so hard to find someone like that. Is it that the good people just don't want to get in to politics?
Don't say Oprah, she already told everyone that she'd never run for president, so drop that thought.
Another bit. Why is it cool to be Anti-American these days? So many of today's youth make me sick with this crap. You know what? You don't like it, then leave.
There have been way too many people that have put themselves in harms way to protect the country where you are so free, and many have gone through a lot to be here. The people that move here have much more appreciation for America than those born here these days, and it is sad that is that way. For anyone that lives in this county to sit around and bad mouth it all the time while they enjoy all their freedoms that they take for granted, is stupid, hypocritical, and selfish. Get lost or go die. Really.
I'm tired of seeing, hearing, and reading about how think America is doomed, and how they hate everything about this place, or wherever they are.
Grow up, you spoiled brats.
You think you have it bad? When was the last time you knew for sure that you are most likely going to die at any time of day or night? When was the last time you didn't feel safe in your own home? When was the last time someone started slaughtering and abducting your family and friends, or launching mortar shells at your house? Is your roof still there? Do you have electricity, plumbing, clean drinkable water? Do you have decent clothes to wear, not rags? Do you have a choice to wear what you want from day to day?
Hey-- aren't you online right now at an Anime website? Just wasting your time away? Your life must not be so bad if you have time to read this, or be here, huh?
Computers, Video Games, Internet, TV-- etc. All luxuries, nothing you need to survive. The three essentials of survival are food, shelter, and clothing. Many people around the world don't have these things. And all of you do viewing this do, and so much more.
Well? Now is your time for rebuttals, agreements, arguments. Get to it, I want to hear what the people have to say, whether it be intelligent or not-- but either way, I'd like sincere responses, and your honest feelings. I don't want senseless wit, or catchy remarks. If you're just going to joke, then don't post, how about that?
I applaud anyone that took the time to read all of this. And even if you don't post, I hope I've got you thinking. I think that is what we need more than anything these days, people thinking-- REALLY thinking, and being aware of what is going on around them, and in this world.