Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Freedom’s Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose

“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

In many ways there is already freedom in the countries the U.S. would try to subject to our form of democracy in the middle east. Many people have nothing left to lose but their lives, and when someone with very few qualms about wasting life persuades these people that they might die for a higher cause, he creates a terrorist. There may be freedom, but it's got a whole lot of stupid founded by little hope to go with it. That is probably the cause of the world as a whole because it runs on an “I've got mine, now see if you can get yours” mentality: Rush Limbaugh Capitalism. Our problem as a nation is that, collectively, we've got more money than brains.
However, as the capitalists get greedier, the jobs here are going away. Maybe we'll get smarter or maybe we'll just start to lose hope too.

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