slim said:Currently I see the American people and Europeans falling into a trap of tyranny and totalitarianism. In the USA first I hear of leaked Patriot Act II ideas (that will fail thank God) and now I hear of the repeal of the 22nd ammendment. They are tightening the noose.
Perhaps a pair of new spectacles and a fresh hearing aid battery will help clarify the situation in the US. Europe? Well, that's something else. Those folks are just too unpredictable.slim said:Currently I see the American people and Europeans falling into a trap of tyranny and totalitarianism. In the USA first I hear of leaked Patriot Act II ideas (that will fail thank God) and now I hear of the repeal of the 22nd ammendment. They are tightening the noose.
I see the EU as an attempt to mirror the economic successes of the USA and a means to avoid the military conflicts that have riddled the history of the European continent.GarzaUK said:Slim, I understand your concern, since Europe and the world is shifting from left to right. but do you reckon the EU will be an empire, I doubt it will be a whole nation.
Say what you will. However, everything on earth traces back to economics. The European system of economics has caused those countries to fall far short of the advances made by the US as well as some of the emerging nations.slim said:With Europe, I do not see one nation either but the individual countries will (as said by Garza) lean further to the right. This movement to the right across the western world is now accepted as the political norm.
I have talked to some of my political allies and we have all agreed that something foul is in the air. Democracy is under threat from within and only through our discussions right now can we claw it back. We must not roll over and accept suspicious laws. It is our duty as free men and women to question the existing order. Many politicians may not even see what is going on, they may think that they have our support for authoritarianism. It is our duty to voice that we do not wish such movement to happen.
In many parts of the world, the US, in particular, the problem is not overdevelopment so much as it is over concentration of population. Companies that establish sites in sparsely populated areas find that workers flock to them. The financial industry expansion into South Dakota and Delaware are examples.slim said:Seeing "threats" that a government can present is not against economic progress in the right way. Being objective about things is useful. If no-one objected to things like over-development and exploitation of resources then we would live in a duller and more barren place.