I was deep into my Kant studies the morning my sister in Oklahoma City called. No hello, only Is your television on? Turn it on. There are attacks happening in New York and Washington. I instantly had two thoughts: This is international. Bin Laden. We turned on the TV. For the first hour, I thought I was goi...(Read more...)
Terrorist activity can be a retaliation of force (justice). If the state fails to retaliate, or if the state is a force initiator, then non-state permitted retaliation (terrorism) can be worthwhile to the victim. Hence killing/punishing terrorists (or calling for such) indiscriminately would be a mistake.
Boston bombers Nidal Malek Hasan Twin Towers Etc Etc Etc..
I am not for killing them, just containing them. Stop all immigration from Islamic nations until such time as there is a way to sort out the truly peaceful from those that would do us harm. We would not have a need for homeland security if we had no muslims who are in fact enemies of the west and western ideals within our borders. Unfortunately how do we deal with the ones here already? Freedom if religion... Got us by the short and curliest there.. Civil rights..got us there too. They use our own laws against us while weakening them and bit by bit enacting political change to be more Islam friendly and even to change our courts to allow sharia law when two or more muslims are involved. Including not having to have their women remove their veils in court.. Currently they are less than 1% and are largely containing their activities to acting like political victims. Take a look to Europe where thier numbers are 10%. Or in some cities were they are 25%. It is not pretty and it is where we are headed. Truckers who refuse to transport alcohol for religious grounds are not only not fired but get to make claims in court and are rewarded with out of court settlements! It is going to be like the fall of Rome only uglier..
I think one big problem with a powerful centralized government is that leaders can use false flags in order to manipulate its subjects into doing things that they wouldn't otherwise do if the subjects knew the truth.
This goes along with my idea that one should only act on ideas that one has observed evidence and reasoned as good actions. When you have to trust the claims of other men, leaders or who ever, only when its like super urgent issues must you make a split decision on whether to trust or not and then do something. But when there is time to make observations (if observations are still possible) then observations are what must be done, particularly for cases of enforcing justice. When all you can go on is what a person says (witness), you can only believe them if you personally know the person has told you all truths and you've never caught them in a lie. Otherwise its hearsay.
The Federal Government stole American's gold in 1933 and the world's gold in 1971. That in my mind makes the institution's trust irreparably broken. I don't consider what the Federal Government says as true, I only look for ways they might be manipulating and sometimes I look for evidence myself. In such a case, distributed power is way better... where small groups of people (locals) who have common interest and have more direct observations on what is happening can use the evidence and reason to perform whatever actions they deem best.
MEM, I thank you for helping me come to this conclusion with all of your griping and complaining about centralized government. I'm not sure if you agree with me on whether cities should be the power centers but yet preferably no city powerful enough to control the others.
Sorry Stephen Boydstun if this message opposes your initial purpose of this thread. Know that I also would like to see justice brought to the people who caused the death and destruction that occurred on 911. I just... don't think what happened is what the government tells us to think. Those buildings exploded... they didn't just fall over. (Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 11/05, 12:07am)
Until 9/11, the hard-nosed Khadim commanded Mullah Omar’s elite mobile reserve force, fighting regime opponents all over Afghanistan. Arrested and sent to Guantánamo soon after the Taliban’s collapse, he was released in late 2007, having convinced his jailers that he wanted only to go home and tend his farm. Escaping from house arrest in Kabul, he fled to Pakistan. Today he’s the shadow governor of southern Uruzgan province . . . Newsweek – 4/10/11