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Forum Post: Who Really Wants to Destroy America?

Posted 2 years ago on April 15, 2012, 2:01 p.m. EST by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ
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Does anyone actually believe that the goal of anyone seeking public office is to destroy the country, or is it just a belief that some policies are destructive? It seems to me that if a person identifies who he/she is by the beliefs he/she holds, then it becomes about self-defense when their beliefs (and therefore their person) are attacked. More about this can be found in A New Earth by Eckhard Tolle. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

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[-] 1 points by lisa (425) 2 years ago

There are those in public office beholden to a bloc of power elite. According to Mr. Green's interview it is this group who left the Georgia Guidestones which say keep the population at 500 million. There are too many of us now, they cannot control us, we outnumber them, we are using all the natural resources, there will not be enough food, water etc. to provide for the world's population, so they are going to reduce the population in a variety of ways they feel are covert and humane (people will not suffer too long while they die). Some politicians know about it, and endorse this idea, so that those who remain on the earth will have a better quality of life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSYXrWIA618&feature=related George Green part 1 April 2008 Spokane, Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zSrg0IxHzI&feature=relmfu George Green part 2 April 2008 Spokane, Washington

[-] 1 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

Sociopaths always think they're intentions are good, even though by any reasonable objective standard, they're terrible (that's why we call them sociopaths). But politics in America has convinced me that sociopathy can be acquired (it can't be an exclusively genetic disorder) :)

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

that is so true. I know people have good intentions, for the most part. It is just more advantageous to ostracize and demonize when it comes to political discourse. I sometimes wonder if it is because of our media culture or our media culture is a reflection of our true behaviors. (I enjoy rolling in the mud with the other side.) Or maybe both our just outcrops of a two party system. If voting one way is good, then by deduction...

I'll have to check out that book.

[-] 1 points by calliope (25) 2 years ago

It's a good book, but most people won't care about anything that doesn't specifically concern themselves and their own.

[-] 2 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 2 years ago

That's my point: it does concern every single person because it explains so much of our own behavior and that of those around us. The change starts with each of us, not with anyone else. The author says that you will either put the book down after a chapter and scoff at it, or it will change your life for the better. The latter was true for me. Thus the recommendation.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Scrap it all and rebuild

[-] 0 points by Zombiefighter (-16) from Ione, CA 2 years ago

No, not destroy it. But perhaps to bring it to a new, completely different vision than the last 200+ years.

[-] 1 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 2 years ago

Ah, that will indeed be nice. That would mean that for once we will have learned from history instead of repeating it for another cycle. It appears from your response that you may be famliar with resource economics, the Venus Project, etc. Cooperating with one another for a mutually beneficial goal seems to me to be a much more effective way to get things done. When we learn to do that more, we will have taken another step.