Thoughts on America.. Lower your expectations!.. why is everyone so focused on the corruption and injustice of america specifically everyother country has their problems often times worse. ya its but its a mor
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#1 - teranin (07/31/2013) [-]
Sorry we're fresh out of freedom. We do have indefinite detention laws though, those are big in totalitarian gov'ts like Stalin, Mao, Hitler and the like. Do you like those? cuz we've got that **** .
#6 to #1 - moonxsun (07/31/2013) [-]
If you insist <3
User avatar #4 - trisketthebiskit ONLINE (07/31/2013) [-]
why is everyone so focused on the corruption and injustice of america specifically everyother country has their problems often times worse. ya its ****** but its a more mild ******
User avatar #17 to #4 - keiishiyama (07/31/2013) [-]
There was is a reason this was is called the Land of the Free and the Land of Opportunity: on these shores you could work your ass off and become a success even if you were at the bottom. Bill Clinton was a broke ************ when he was young, and he was the President of the country for eight years.

But now it seems like everything is decided by corporate lobbyists and backroom deals; nothing is being done by lawmakers to benefit the country. The reaction alone by the government to Snowden's whistleblowing proves how little the politicians give a **** . He gave valuable information to the enemy, and to whom was this information given? The People.
User avatar #20 to #17 - tealcanaan (07/31/2013) [-]
Vote Rand in the GOP primary then vote Republican for president and independent for congress.
#23 to #4 - kanedam ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
every nation gets critizised for the trait it boasts and doenst have.

the arabian countries for theyr "peace and tolerance" while they are often aggressive and dont care about human rights.
israel for its role as a "victim" while it also acts as a totalitarian and racist country
and america for it's "freedom" talk and "democracy" love that just doesnt really fit to the behaviour of the governmen.

thats just the way it is... and thats why people all around the world get annoyed of the so self-conscious and proud voices telling them the usa are the country of freedom... to many people thats just plain wrong and they look at facts and just see that in a whole lot of other countries there would be an uproar if the citizens got treated that way...
User avatar #19 to #4 - itislethal (07/31/2013) [-]
I really hate the logic that if someone has it worse than you can't complain because it pretty much says no one can complain about anything.
User avatar #12 to #4 - Zeigh (07/31/2013) [-]
When a country boasts incessantly about it's freedoms then doesn't put out. People tend to get a bit miffed.
User avatar #38 to #12 - Mahazama (08/01/2013) [-]
Freedom is a right but not a guarantee.
Complain all you want.
#29 to #12 - presentdent ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
It tends to put out pretty regularly compared to most countries, though, is the thing... And freedom from being spied on by the NSA is not guaranteed in the constitution, nor is it one of the freedoms we brag out. Should we have it? OF COURSE. But it's not like Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Religion, which you don't get in most countries.
#18 to #12 - anon (07/31/2013) [-]
Excuse me while I come home from my place of education where I am not prejudiced by the colour of my skin or my gender, then maybe I'll go to the firing range with a couple of my buddies with my firearms and then maybe I'll come home and watch the press invade some poor celeb's privacy just so I can find out "Holy **** ! Angelina Jolie ate ice cream!?"
User avatar #13 to #12 - trisketthebiskit ONLINE (07/31/2013) [-]
ya i get that
User avatar #2 - mrjweezy (07/31/2013) [-]
because I recently turned 18 I had to sign up for the draft.
the paper that gave me the site said.
"Its quick, Its easy, Its the law"
In the event im forced to go, i go for 4 years
if i dont sign up im forced in jail for 4 years....freedom
#27 to #2 - captainreposty (08/01/2013) [-]
I'd take jail over the army any day.
As the Flobots said "I'd rather our children be murdered than murderers".
User avatar #43 to #27 - mrjweezy (08/01/2013) [-]
ever heard of survival of the fittest?
#44 to #43 - captainreposty (08/01/2013) [-]
Bro, society is like the bulwark against that theory.

Think about it; welfare state.
User avatar #45 to #44 - mrjweezy (08/02/2013) [-]
damn thats right...im middle class so i always forget about that.
#35 to #2 - Mahazama (08/01/2013) [-]
Yea, because it's your goddamned duty as a ******* american citizen. Whether or not the draft is enacted is either because it's 100% neccesarry or because it's an unjust war.
The draft wasn't called upon for either Iraq war or Afghanistan, so I don't see it becoming enacted in any future war of aggression.
It will be enacted when there is a legitimate threat to this country or its' people. So accept your duty and complain about it if you want.
User avatar #42 to #35 - mrjweezy (08/01/2013) [-]
i would really have no problem joining its just the fact they force you too that bothers me.
User avatar #46 to #42 - Mahazama (08/02/2013) [-]
Yea, they have to.
Because the day is going to come that there is a real threat to this country (not a bunch of arabs, mind you), and people are going to start to forget that their duty is to possibly shed blood for this country.
#30 to #2 - trickytrickster (08/01/2013) [-]
The draft sucks, but if it was a legitimate cause, I would fight for it.
User avatar #39 to #30 - Mahazama (08/01/2013) [-]
That's what most complainers don't get.
Draft wasn't enacted anytime recently, won't be enacted anytime soon.
User avatar #3 to #2 - flemsdfer ONLINE (07/31/2013) [-]
I didn't sign up for it and they hounded me for the longest time over legal **** . It was funny when they finally found me.....sitting in my wheelchair.
User avatar #7 to #3 - mrjweezy (07/31/2013) [-]
thats funny and I feel real bad now.
#8 to #7 - flemsdfer ONLINE (07/31/2013) [-]
Though I think I should be allowed in the armed forces. I mean you can't argue with this.
User avatar #9 to #8 - mrjweezy (07/31/2013) [-]
thats badass
#21 - reican (07/31/2013) [-]
Ran away to not get married plus turning his back on vast amount of wealth just to have freedom.

We all could learn from James
User avatar #22 to #21 - reican (07/31/2013) [-]
not to mention getting a hot partner with the freedom.
#5 - anon (07/31/2013) [-]
....Well its just the republicans fcking things up because they wont let Obama pass a single ******* law.....don't blame Obama blame ******* congress...specifically the republicans....
User avatar #14 to #5 - colcrockett (07/31/2013) [-]
You do realize that every president has had to handle the opposing party. Obama is just bad at his job.
User avatar #15 to #5 - daedrakiller (07/31/2013) [-]
I think you're forgetting there's an entire other half of congress that controls the country. Try not to just blindly follow the media next time
User avatar #16 to #5 - keiishiyama (07/31/2013) [-]
I know; it's such a ******* travesty that the Republicans are in support of the unnecessary healthcare tax known as Obamacare which the Democrats are totally against.

It's also heinous for the Republicans to be the only ones against what Edward Snowden made known to the public. I'm sure the Democrats are promising him a safe return with no strings attached because Obama's SUCH a GREAT person.

Get bent, you retard. BOTH parties are full of complete **** and want to rule this country in a totalitarian way.
#36 - Mahazama (08/01/2013) [-]
You ************* complain all you want. The fact you guys can complain about it means you don't see this ************* flag everyday
#34 - wantabeer (08/01/2013) [-]
Idk, I'm pretty happy as an American, but I have to admit that Canada sounds pretty ******* awesome.
#33 - anon (08/01/2013) [-]
LOLZ WE DONT
#32 - tacogrenade (08/01/2013) [-]
This law can only be passed with the help of the american people!!. Not only will you help legalize cannabis Nationwide but also Worldwide. Everyday more and more supporters around the world are fighting for their rights to enjoy the plant mother nature has brought to us.. Cannabis produces more fuel, fiber, food and medicine than any plant on earth. To many, they take this as a joke, like our very own president. He mocks people who uses it, even while he admited to smoke marijuana in his youth YET it did not hinder him from becoming The President of the United states of America.
We are not asking you to smoke with us but we are asking to help us fight for enlightenment, opportunity, For FREEDOM !! JUST SAY NOW!!
#31 - demonfish (08/01/2013) [-]
All he wanted was his stapler
#24 - shadecrenshaw (08/01/2013) [-]
Am I the only one that thinks its kinda pathetic that some american's still use that 'freedom' thing as if it was an actual reason their country is great?   
   
Cuz I mean, I live in 			**********		 nowhere in europe, and we have freedom, so does our neighbouring country, and their neighbours, and all of europe infact.   
   
So can someone tell me why some still use it?
Am I the only one that thinks its kinda pathetic that some american's still use that 'freedom' thing as if it was an actual reason their country is great?

Cuz I mean, I live in ********** nowhere in europe, and we have freedom, so does our neighbouring country, and their neighbours, and all of europe infact.

So can someone tell me why some still use it?
#26 to #24 - captainreposty (08/01/2013) [-]
Because they are brainwashed daily into loving their country and it's "freedom"; this is a tactic used by their government to create, effectively, drones.
They don't question their government even when it clearly violates their "freedom", e.g. the NSA and the Manning case. If they lived in a truly free country, with truly free citizens, their would be outrage, but they've been pacified with media outlets such as Fox News, CNN, etc. which portray those who stand up against their government , ergo stand up for freedom, as the enemy.

It's a quite simple, yet very effective method of controlling their country.
User avatar #37 to #26 - Mahazama (08/01/2013) [-]
You can make yourself believe all that **** , no one's stopping you.
#40 to #37 - captainreposty (08/01/2013) [-]
When you hear the truth for the first time, it will be a liberating force, but it will piss you off more first , because your comfort zone has been crumbled.

Why was there more controversial surrounding the Zim-Zam than the NSA?
I care not for your thumbs, but only for your ear. But it's clear from your avatar that freedom does not register on your radar.
User avatar #41 to #40 - Mahazama (08/01/2013) [-]
I'm hardly uncomfortable, i've been way more out of my comfort zone than some dude who thinks he's some poetic literati.
I could care less what the media covers or what people want to hear, i'm not going to considerably change how the US works anytime soon. I plan on working with it no matter what its state.
There was more following on the Zimmerman case because racial tension is a lot older than your government spying on you, and the only way to fix the latter is through legislature.
User avatar #10 - iforgetwhattosay (07/31/2013) [-]
he got his freedom though. took a bit of arson, but what ever
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