It's interesting that you will not say where you are from.
Since you didn't understand the depth of my comment I will expand.
By "ignorant" I meant that the comment you made is ignorant of all the
issues and realities at play in the world, both from a historical and
current perspective. It is also ignorant because the effects of September
11th. are still being felt worldwide and affected people of all races to the
tune of hundreds or thousands, not the few thousand that died due to the
Ignorant because it is a prevalent (foreign) point of view that minimizes
the world to the United States on one side and everyone else on the other.
Ignorant because it proves a lack of understanding of what freedom means
(not just US freedom, but in general) and what it takes to obtain, secure
and maintain it. Ignorant because you directly equated the unfortunate
(and, yes, unnecesary) deaths of people (in Iraq, I presume) to freedom in
the United States. That's truly ignorant.
And, while this isn't en exhaustive list at all, ignorant because you don't
seem to understand that humanity still has a long way to evolve until
violence, death, war, murder and all sorts of unfortunate and barbaric
methods of conflict resolution are erradicated from our very DNA. This is a
species that has had many GENOCIDEs in recent history, resulting in millions
upon millions of people dead. How much of that history do you want
repeated? It takes a great deal of intestinal fortitude, determination and,
yes, today, sophisticated and powerful weapons to ensure that the thugs on
this planet don't take us back to the stone age. It might get uglier before
it gets better ... but it will get better.
I said "offensive" because voicing such strong opinions based on the level
of ignorance you display can only be characterized as such in the context of
a polite conversation. I can think of better ways to describe it, but that
would bring this down to your level.
It is also offensive because those of us in the US do not want war, do not
want innocent people killed (anywhere) and do not want to have to be a
police force to the world. But for one reason or another we are in the
situation we are. And we devote a great deal of our tax dollars to protect,
educate, liberate and assist all sorts of people all over the world. I
don't think there is one nation on this planet that provides so much aid to
others as this country. So, yes, my quick-to-reach-conclusions-friend, it
is offensive. I rather not have anything to do with death and destruction.
I rather have my money go towards educating my children and my neighbor's
children instead of buying bullets to go hunt down Saddam or Bin Laden or a
sect of brainwashed idiots willing to pile an airliner full on innocent
people into a building.
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