In the United States, we have a cherished traditon that when citizens believe our government in error, they have an obligation to speak up in loyal opposition. Henry David Thoreau spent a jail for not paying his poll tax, a gesture made to protest the Mexican War. Martin Luther King was jailed and eventually killed because he believed that Americans deserved equal access to opportunity. Millions of Americans have protested against government policies they saw as unwise or injust.
Some people, like Hanoi Jane Fonda went over the line from loyal protest to acts of treason. In thisthread, posters have unquestioningly sided with China, accused the US government of lying with no cites to support, and have demeaned the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform as “fun and games.”
I already posted my logical, reasoned response in the GD thread, but I feel the emotional response ought to be heard.
Leave. Move to China, move to Canada, I don’t much care, but get out. You people are worthless, treasonous scum. You sit on your behinds free to type whatever you want because you live in a democracy defended by the brave men and women who volunteered to serve our nation, who you have the unmitigated temerity to defame.
You have no conception of how lucky you are to be citizens of the US, to be free to criticize the government without fear of the knock on the door in the middle of the night. Try dissing Kim Jong-il in North Korea. You and your whole family will be sent to gulag in Hwanghae province. Try being a peaceful follower of Falun Dafa in China; you’ll be arrested. Try being a lesbian couple in Somalia; you’ll be executed. Try being a woman in Afghanistan; you’ll be denied a job, medical care, and education.
Does the US have problems? Sure, we do. Gun violence, a disaffected underclass, and a deteriorating environment are a few. However, if record immigration rates mean anything, the rest of the world must want in pretty badly. Maybe the folks who come here for freedom and a greater economic opportunity know something that Needs2Know, Jab1, and Rjung
You three are traitors and fools for supporting an unjust dictatorship holding our servicemembers in captivity.
[Fixed the Jane Fonda link. -JMCJ]
[Edited by John Corrado on 04-09-2001 at 09:42 AM]