WTF is Happening to US?

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    Here we are fiddling with concocted issues like gay marriage and birth control while the world around us is exploding. Is another World War in the offing? We seem to be on a path to ruin, but no one wants to acknowledge it. Instead, we comfort ourselves with happy thoughts that the inevitable future is still a long way off.

    Do you not think that ISIS poses a direct threat to our country? Do you not think that the US has been weakened by every measurement? Do you not think that many people in positions of power believe that we are an evil country that must be brought to its knees?

    I don't ordinarily engage in despair, but the only bright light I see at the end of the tunnel we are in is a nuclear bomb. Is there any good news out there?:confused:
     
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    Another world war can happen only if we allow it to happen.

    ISIS will be a problem as long as we keep doing what we do in the Mid East.

    We seem to be unaware of the hate and suffering we cause. As long as we are in denial we will have problems with terrorists. If we keep listening to neo-cons we will lose it all.
     
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    Dear [MENTION=39025]jwoodie[/MENTION]
    If you see the chaos in the world as the Collective
    of all the local energy colliding, then what we
    are doing here is trying to align our own magnets
    and circuits, positive with positive, and negative with negative.

    If we can organize our own thoughts and relations with each
    other here, without colliding and clashing, then collectively
    the people around the world are going through the same process.

    That's on one level.

    Now in physical literal terms, if you feel there is something
    more you should be doing about the Iraqi and Afghan wars.
    I support you in doing that.

    I believe in supporting all Jewish Christian and Muslim leaders
    to unite and reach out to help the people/leaders in those countries.

    To shift the authority from the people making war
    to the people who can lead peaceful rebuilding and reconstruction.

    There are many grassroots groups who have been working for
    years to build peace. we keep empowering the war making
    groups with political and media attention, but it is the peacemaking
    groups, the ones helping the families and communities,
    rebuilding schools hospitals and infrastructure who need support.

    So how can we help reinforce the people on the ground who
    can keep their communities and countries together and
    divert the attention from the ones in conflict making war?

    A. if you can see how to help the actual groups in those
    countries to get more support, then throw your focus there

    B. if you are not directly tied to anything that can help
    what are you connected with?
    what issues or relations around you also need help
    to disentangle, get away from war and destruction,
    and focus on more productive angles?

    Find where you are needed the most, where you energy can do the most
    good, and trust that as long asyou do your part, so are other people doing theirs

    If you feel you could be doing more, contact the local peace and justice
    groups concerned about war, and find out what other activists are focusing on.
    maybe there are nonprofit groups that are trying to intervene that need help.
     
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    No, I do not think that ISIS poses a direct threat to our country.

    No, I do not think the US has been weakened by every measurement.

    No, I do not think that many people in positions of power believe that we are an evil country that must be brought to it's knees.

    Your hallucinations notwithstanding, we'll be fine.
     
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    A major source of the problem is that too many people think like you do. If we refuse to recognize what the problem is we have no way of even a hope to deal with it.

    I can appreciate the frustration terrorists have. They keep telling us why they want to kill us all and no one believes them. Everyone has their own agenda.

    Boko Haram has it easy. Everyone in Nigeria knows why they are murderous thugs. There is little else to blame it on
     
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    Republicans have nothing to offer so they stir the pot.
     
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    What's happening to America is that the mainstream media has become a propaganda arm of the fascist administration.
     
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    You can't stop what the NeoCons and Progressives want to do in the Middle East (right now) but you CAN affect what happens in your local town.

    First off, STOP encouraging your relatives to join the Military! Stop feeding the Military Industrial Complex with yer babies! I realize there isn't much else in the way of good jobs because of Free NOT Fair Trade agreements, but you gotta' put yer foot down somewhere right?

    Go to your local City Offices and learn who your local leaders are and hold them accountable. No doubt of them took an Oath of Office so find out what it was and hold them accountable.

    Ever serve on a Jury? Well why not? Don't weasel out of it, it's another way to vote! Ever just go to the local Courts and just watch the proceedings? Yes you can do that.

    Get rid of Cable TV and start READING the news for a change. You'll notice a HUGE difference in the reporting AND your comprehension of it when you ditch TV. My Wife and I have been off it for 2.5 years now.

    And be patient! It took us 70 years or more (since WWII) to get INTO this mess, it may take another 70 to get us out.
     
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    History tell us that what is going on has been happening longer than the alleged fascist administration has held it's power. The Iran hostages situation, the Marine barracks terrorism that killed over 200 US military personal in Beirut, The attack of Khobar Towers, and 9/11 just to name a few.
    Don't forget, the MSM beat the war drums to invade Iraq while peddling false propaganda over ten years ago.
    The people in power who think the US is evil, live in a region of the world we should of stayed out of and minded our own business within the US.
     
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    Are you going to sign up to go over and war monger?
     

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