I am a traveler. I experience the world, and therefore learn about my local environment. I enjoy teaching my kiddos that humans-no matter the country of origin- are fundamentally the same. It is in our natures to be protective of our lives and liberties, and there is nothing I have seen that would prove different. In every governed nation, there are ideas, leaders, followers and dissenters. There are always in power those who would abuse power, and there are always revolutionary minds. The revolutionary minds seem to always turn convention on its back. I guess it is the cyclical nature of life.
I am terrified, though, about our part in the cycle-specifically, our administration’s direction. (I voted to change our administration-Badnarik if you wonder) It is apparent that change is something a vote cannot always secure. We, in the US, are too wrapped up in the BS idea of a two party system. The GWB admin takes every opportunity to capitalize on fear and and then take freedom as the cost of secutity. Americans are watching freedom slip away, and the Iraqi’s understand that they are being duped.
Freedom is an individual idea. You can not lay prostrate to any state and have its whims declared law. You must face an adversary head on. The nation of Iraq wants the occupying force gone- I don’t blame them. Accepting the WASPs’ answer does not seem to appeal to some, and I agree. When you have to choose between a WASP and a hornet, what choice do you have? They are better to vote and deal with the outcome on their own.