What exactly is “education” anymore? Is it the teaching and supporting of skills needed to be an independent critical thinker, empowered to determine what is true based on objectivism? Or is it the teaching of dogma, restricted believe and pure fanatical faith in extremist points of view.
Students are “assets” of universities because they bring in revenue, which is then used for ground keeping, to fund sports programs, and pay outrages sums of money to coaches and others as opposed to deserving professors. Students who ask questions are branded as a disturbance, when the real disturbances are those who simply regurgitate without skepticism or question. If kids are not taught critical thinking skills or allowed to develop them they become liabilities to themselves and society. To corporations and business these liabilities are assets who will pull levers, push buttons and follow orders without upsetting the delicate status quo.
To question dogma is to address personal faith and insecurity, unfounded beliefs and dogmatic Stockholm Syndrome. Our lexicon has been infiltrated and poisoned by political correctness amongst other methods of social control. If you don’t believe or support, per say, in Climate Change you are presumed to want to pollute or hate the planet; the official story of 9/11/01 then you hate American and those that died; the Holocaust as exclusive to Jews then you are anti-Semitic; Genetically Modified foods, then you are elitist and hate poor people even though poor countries tend to have better health; Black Lives Matter, then you are racist; Women’s Rights and Feminism as it stands, then you are anti-woman; concerned over refugees then you are racist or xenophobic.
If you have any issue with war, soldiers, anthems, flags, etc., you are considered anti-American, anti-Military, and lambasted as ungrateful and unpatriotic.
These extremes are like the waving of a magic wand, a symbol of granted power that diverts our attention and focuses it on an illusion.
But Patriotism is “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.” These persons are equally patriotic if they are in America or North Korea. Sometimes the enemies and detractors are not foreign though, they are domestic and the very people repeating rhetoric that if you do not support war you are unAmerican.
Protesting the National Anthem or police brutality should be, to a degree, met with admirable acknowledgment. But are the reasons by which athletes protest justified by organic development or synthetic engineering? Why do police become the enemy when there are enemies that target the police and citizen?
Flags, anthems, and the like, are symbols, and pledging allegiance is symbolic action, otherwise known as magic. In America, the image of freedom supports the notion of a right to stand or sit, protest or support, pledge or refuse. There is a line between those pushing the right not to support American symbols in order to destroy personalized freedoms by suggesting you have the freedom to be a prisoner! Others equally concerned about these symbols have just as much merit in trying to reinstate their significant in the culture. The middle ground, however, suggests something more valid: Why is the National Anthem even sang at a sporting event? If its seen as unAmerican not to sing the anthem then why is not sang at a concert or movie where the singers and actors equally make millions, like athletes?
What do we actually know about North Korea? Do you know the culture, language, people or cuisine?
It is the height of the “arrogance of ignorance” to condemn without any, or lack of proper, research or investigation. The condemnation of North Korea involves the demonization of the entire country, even if there are corrupt leaders. Other countries equally detest the United States, and by extension the citizens. The people of North Korea, as with any foreign country, presumably want to live their life without too much interference.
The drums of war are beating louder and louder, invoking hatred for a country most couldn’t find on a map. The beat of the drums are made with fear that North Korea will bomb the United States or some other country, insinuating the innocent loss of life. Yet President Donald Trump responded preemptively to the situation by stating the US would “totally destroy” North Korea out of the fear that the latter would bring destruction on other innocent people. How is trading massive loss of life for massive loss of life beneficial to anyone except those that build weapons or offer construction services to rebuild an obliterated area?
Doesn’t North Korea have every right to build up defenses in response to the conduction of a multi billion dollar US base in South Korea; the building of military operations around the peninsula and US policy aimed at regime change in North Korea as a stepping stone to China?
If the ballistic missile program is the reason the US is concerned over North Korea, then why did they reject a partial deal which would have granted just that?
The Chinese offered an arbitrating peace deal that if the North Koreans gave up their missile development, the US would stop bombing raid scenarios aimed at destroying the entire country. Barack Obama refused this agreement twice, and now with the help of people like Henry Kissinger, President Donald Trump has denied this resolution, pledging to act in defense by saying out offensive attacks upon the country. Yet North Korea agreed to this resolution, to the very terms the US demands, and yet the US denied the resolution…why?
If the North Koreans offered to give up their missile program, supposedly what the United States wants, why did the government refuse this deal? Maybe North Korea is using their missile program to protect themselves, due to the fact that the last country that gave up all of their weapons was leveled by NATO and the United States, and their leader was dragged through the streets and murdered on television. Maybe it’s because North Korea doesn’t have a central bank?
Could it be because war is the ultimate goal? Could North Korea be next for a regime change as part of a larger agenda aimed at global conflict with China, as Iran is to Russia?
The policy for “Rebuilding of America’s Defenses” was laid out in document published in 2000 titled the “Project for the New American Century.” It stated the following about a series of countries that “could,” not that do, pose a threat to the stability of power held by the United States:
“We cannot allow North Korea, Iran, Iraq or similar states to undermine American leadership, intimidate American allies or threaten the American homeland itself.”
“That is why, according to the CIA, a number of regimes deeply hostile to America – North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria – “already have or are developing ballistic missiles” that could threaten U.S allies and forces abroad. And one, North Korea, is on the verge of deploying missiles that can hit the American homeland.”
It is made very clear that along with Iraq, Libya, and Syria, Iran and North Korea pose apparent threats, and should be dealt with pre-empitvley through military action before they act to inflict harm.
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