Monday, November 28, 2005

Remeber, Freedom is for all people!

Hey everyone,
Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! Had a great time myself! went to my inlaws as always. They are so kick back and easy going(exact opposite my family!), both families have there place and are quite fullfilling in their own ways. I enjoy what time I get with both families. The only complaint I have about Thankgiving at the inlaws is, the next morning when I wake there are no leftovers. Oh well, life is good if that's all we can complain about. I had interesting conversations(on the political & economical fronts) with several family members. The sad thing of this is that we are almost always on the same exact page when it comes to those subject(sigh)! We weren't on this day. I feel like that is a serious & dangerous developement in this country due to the information age(and not neccessarily accurate)! So my family member says " My wife and I have boycotted Wal-Mart". I say"Why". They say " well, me econ. class in college has really opened my eyes to the revenue they extract from our economy, & give to china's economy". So I thought about it. We really don't think things thru these days. We just take it for someone elses word and boom, bang we got ourselves another cause. So I say" what about the billions of dollars a year the wal kids donate to christian charities, christian missionaries, christian causes around the world"(keep in mind we are all christians of different varitities in our families)" does this mean anything to you?" Well he conceded a bit, but it was not enough for him. So later as I pondered the way that our capitalist society has gone, I thought of two points that really hit home and continue too strenghten my faith.

#1 In any society perfection is lacking, but capitalism seems to be the closest. If you really delve into the economics of this country & compare them to the economics of say a socialist country in europe & a communist country. You will find that the statistics regarding the poor and needy, the rich, and the middle class (even tho we still have some, like every other country) far outdo any other country and their government. With capitalism we strive to make living less expensive with more opportunity to own and aquire material things. With capitalism it does not matter if you come from a different country or from the ghetto, if you strive hard enough and have the drive you can become a millionaire, or better yet a billionaire. Me, I'm still working on my first mill, but I don't see it as an impossibility.

#2 We tend to want our cake and eat it too. So what I'm saying is, I need a new T.V. for my daughters room, but I don't want to spend 1,000+ $ for it. What do I do? Shop around of course & when I find that cheaper buy, I just saved $500 toward our new HDTV in the living room( I Wish. So what if I bought it at wal-mart, or best buy, or target, or kmart. These companies may be making someone really rich, but it is also making a whole bunch of investors(you know our nieghbors) rich too. Good for them, it was an investment that paid off for someone, NOT FOR EVERYONE.

#3 So who here thinks that China is less likely to attack(nuclear) a world that is making them very rich? Not to mention that capitalism will infect that coountry with a desire for freedom eventually. I guess it's a better game plan than telling China to go ...k themselves and start a nuclear war. There is always two sides to the coin folks. Make sure you think things thru before jumping on the cause bandwagon(most likely it's stuck going in circles, keeping people down instead of helping them out. Ex. NEW ORLEANS). bye for now! Time for dinner! Peace!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A sad day for the U.S.of A.

East Asia allies doubt U.S. could win war with China
Chinese troops lined up for a review by President Bush and China's President Hu Jintao on Nov. 20 in Beijing (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)The overwhelming assessment by Asian officials, diplomats and analysts is that the U.S. military simply cannot defeat China. It has been an assessment relayed to U.S. government officials over the past few months by countries such as Australia, Japan and South Korea. This comes as President Bush wraps up a visit to Asia, in which he sought to strengthen U.S. ties with key allies in the region.Most Asian officials have expressed their views privately. Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara has gone public, warning that the United States would lose any war with China."In any case, if tension between the United States and China heightens, if each side pulls the trigger, though it may not be stretched to nuclear weapons, and the wider hostilities expand, I believe America cannot win as it has a civic society that must adhere to the value of respecting lives," Mr. Ishihara said in an address to the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.Mr. Ishihara said U.S. ground forces, with the exception of the Marines, are "extremely incompetent" and would be unable to stem a Chinese conventional attack. Indeed, he asserted that China would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons against Asian and American cities—even at the risk of a massive U.S. retaliation.The governor said the U.S. military could not counter a wave of millions of Chinese soldiers prepared to die in any onslaught against U.S. forces. After 2,000 casualties, he said, the U.S. military would be forced to withdraw."Therefore, we need to consider other means to counter China," he said. "The step we should be taking against China, I believe, is economic containment."Officials acknowledge that Mr. Ishihara's views reflect the widespread skepticism of U.S. military capabilities in such countries as Australia, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. They said the U.S.-led war in Iraq has pointed to the American weakness in low-tech warfare."When we can't even control parts of Anbar, they get the message loud and clear," an official said, referring to the flashpoint province in western Iraq.As a result, Asian allies of the United States are quietly preparing to bolster their militaries independent of Washington. So far, the Bush administration has been strongly opposed to an indigenous Japanese defense capability, fearing it would lead to the expulsion of the U.S. military presence from that country

Tis a sad day for Americans, when our allies and third world countries whom have depended on us financially, militarily, as an example of democracy, no longer have faith in us to get the job done. This article is the first of what I think will be many to come! The sad thing is, since these countries of whom are dependant on our status as the lone superpower, with a government of checks and balances, and a mighty, valiant, brave, & willing military, they will now begin to expand their militaries for the neccessity of self-defense against rogue nations and dictators. They have now seen that the Americans back home don't have the stamina to undertake the sacrifice neccessary for peace in a free world. They have now seen that the American citizen will not stand against the fallacy & fascade the liberal eliment in this nation ties our military, law enforcement, and judicial accountabilitys hands. We no longer hold criminals & terrorists accountable for their actions. We are to worried that their feelings may get hurt in the process! We give our brave soldiers the proper equipment, the best technology, and the best training in the world. We put them into harms way, and then tell them they can't really fight, cause we are worried about hurting someones feelings. If we were to tell the liberal media to get lost, and allow our boys to get their job done, today we would have 1/2 or 1/4 the casualties and they would have routed the enemy a year ago. Instead we allow the media to repeat unsubstantive, uncollaberated lies day after day after day after day! Causing the feelings of the people round about them to be skewed towards them, thus helping the insurgency recruit dumb, brainwashed, poor, young Islamist. Tis a sad Day for the U.S. of A.