Monday, April 24, 2006

What the Fuck is Wrong with You People...

It seems that it's been a while since I've posted one of these. There has been so many that I was having an overload as to which one to start with. I thought this was an interesting article that I want to share. In a speech given by Bush last month, Bush said:

The advance of freedom in the greater Middle East has given new rights and new hopes to women. And America will do its part to continue the spread of liberty.”

Oh really?

From Time:

No one knows how many young women have been kidnapped and sold since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq, based in Baghdad, estimates from anecdotal evidence that more than 2,000 Iraqi women have gone missing in that period. A Western official in Baghdad who monitors the status of women in Iraq thinks that figure may be inflated but admits that sex trafficking, virtually nonexistent under Saddam, has become a serious issue. The collapse of law and order and the absence of a stable government have allowed criminal gangs, alongside terrorists, to run amuck. Meanwhile, some aid workers say, bureaucrats in the ministries have either paralyzed with red tape or frozen the assets of charities that might have provided refuge for these girls. As a result, sex trafficking has been allowed to fester unchecked.

The concept of freedom is a very subjective thing just as its benefits can be beneficial or harmful. Unlike what the administration would like you to believe, Freedom and Democracy are not always the best solutions.

In this case, sure it sounds good to say let’s give women rights and freedoms, but for a nation and culture that does not traditionally value this, simply giving them ‘freedom’ and telling them to figure it out how to implement it is irresponsible and short sighted.

On a related topic, I think I’ve had a couple of posts on this subject, but in case you’ve forgotten, human/sex trafficking is one of the biggest problems in the world today that no one talks about.

As prohibition gave rise to organized crime in the US, and drugs gave reign to the cartels all over the world, human/drug trafficking is the new commodity that organized crime is feeding on.

This is a horrific problem that nations don’t seem to be looking into. In a trade that some have estimated in the millions of people, mostly women, being traded like property every year, surprising little has been done to curb or even acknowlede this problem.

This is a real problem that affects millions of people every year. This is not a ‘possible’ or even made up problem that you can argue over. You know the ones, the administration seems to love to bring up (antrax anyone?) This administration and many people around the world don’t see the real problems that are destroying human society. Barring their ignorance, they simply make up problems so they can seem like they're being productive.

Yes, you can argue that bombs, WMDs, and oil prices are bad things for the global society, BUT. There are bigger problems in the world. There are genocide, disease, and famine in Africa that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. There is a growing number of people being exploited all over the world. Just imagine what we can do with $12 billion dollars a month (the amount we are currently spending on this war) to help these people.

These petty self-made religious problems that you see are just that. Petty. Arguing over, spending countless amounts of money and lives over some piece of barren uninhabitable land just because some people used to live there. Or even better, arguing over what someone could have or have not done thousands of years ago and believing in some text that who knows who wrote (don't even argue about these people who wrote the text. No one knows them).

All for what? Instead of using those resources to help people in the world (as you keep saying your religion is all about), you make up a pointless argument over something as trivial. You spend all this money in the argument instead of doing the good that you keep saying you do.

If your deity does exist , she/he/they would surly be ashamed of you.

A problem like human trafficking is a real problems. These are the real evils in the world. Weapons and bombs, are little boys playing with their toys. To care so little about a human life that you can traffic and sell people into a world of servititude is a real evil. One that actually truly need to be eradicated.

Take all your childish arguing aside. Things such as religious differences are probably the LAST thing people should argue and fight over. After you’ve solved all the real problems on this planet then you can argue who’s God is better.

Until then, think about shutting the fuck up and don’t EVER tell me anything about how great your religion is cause I haven't seen shit from you or your "God".

Friday, April 14, 2006

Going Too Far

This administration has long preached fear from some unknown assailants that could attack at any time. They have built everything and further their own agendas by this rhetoric of fear they keep spouting. Sadly, 50.1 percent of the population keeps buying it.

So where has all that lead? All these wars and military built up and tracking of Americans? Do you really feel safer today? Even if you do, do you feel that giving up some of your civil rights is worth this little bit of safety that you feel (yes, your civil rights have been eroded with legislation like the Patriot Act)?

America was not built by military powers or by Fear. America was built on Freedom and Civil rights for all. This is what separates us from other nations that we're currently in battle with. This is what separates us from the people we are fighting.

This administration and the Neocons destroys that ideal every day they’re in power as they inch us ever closer to a religious military state. You have to ask yourself, who is the real enemy here?

Everyday with the repeated talks of nuclear weapons, terrorism, and fear, this administration continues to build up for a war they’ve created. A knee jerk and unthought out solution to a real problem. Everyday we inch closer to the same religious military state (i.e. Iran) that this administration keeps saying is so bad.

With an insanely high constant state of alert, these type of problems can occur.

Feds pounce on UGA sophomore dressed as ninja

Running through the University of Georgia campus as a ninja can elicit a prompt response from authorities, a UGA sophomore learned.

Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus for a community training project, detained Jeremiah Ransom of Macon Tuesday as a ‘‘suspicious individual’’ when they spotted a masked figure darting near the Georgia Center.

Ransom told The Red & Black student newspaper that he had left a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when he was snared by agents with guns drawn.

‘‘It was surreal,’’ Ransom said. ‘‘I was jogging from Wesley to Snelling (cafeteria) when I heard someone yell ‘freeze.’’’ At first, he thought a friend was playing a joke.

University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said Ransom was released as soon as he was found to have violated no laws.

Vanessa McLemore, the ATF special agent in charge, said agents thought something was amiss when they ‘‘noticed someone wearing a bandanna across the face and acting in a somewhat suspicious manner, peeping around the corner’’ then breaking into a run.

Williamson said Ransom was wearing black sweat pants and an athletic T-shirt with one red bandanna covering the bottom half of his face and another covering the top of his head.

What kind of country do we live in where a college student can’t dress up and freely roam as a Ninja without being attacked by the government?

This ‘Safety’ is not surely not worth that.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Beware of Pup

This sinus infection that I got (again) is putting me in the worst mood. Everyone and everything is seriously irritating me. I can’t breath, it hurts to talk or swallow, and there’s blood in my very painful coughs.

Funny how that’ll put a person in a bad mood.

Only good thing is I did get an awesome low raspy voice.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Immigration Smmimigration

There’s been a lot of talk on this immigration stuff. Just like always, the Pup has the answers for you. :)

People have been coming to the US for hundreds of years. Almost always the reason was economical. Yes, there are those in the beginning and some later that came over because of religious/personal persecution, but in the end, the reasons all had to do with the Benjamins.

I don’t care how nice a place is, if there’s no jobs or ways to make a living, those people would not have tried to immigrate there.

So let's agree that the major reason for immigration (legal or illegal) to the US is economical. The government continues to spend millions of people on trying to secure and keep illegals out of the country. However, that’s like trying to stop a swarm of ants trying to get at a piece of food one ant at a time.

The best way is to stop the ants is to get rid of the food that the ants are going after. However, here is where the problem lies. You’ll never hear the government suggest that they do anything to companies (hello wal-mart, agriculture, restaurants, etc.) that are caught hiring illegal immigrants. If companies had stiff penalties for hiring illegal immigrants, they would be less likely to do so. However, the current penalties are so soft and the rewards so great (almost free labor), that the pros by far out weight the cons.

The jobs will continue to be there as long as nothing is done to penalize the companies that hire illegal immigrants and so the flow of illegals will never stop. Of course this will never happen because politics has turned into one giant fund raiser.

As in most economic problems, it’s always the demand that drives the market. So, the other major problem that’s not being discussed is Americans. Yes, you are the problem. You’ve gotten too used to cheap stuff. If illegal immigrants really was such a problem for you, then pay double for everything. See how long you think immigrants are a problem for you.

Many people cite the healthcare, school, and other costs associated with illegal immigrants. However, do you know how expensive everything would be if there were no immigrants? Everything from fruit to that fast food you eat everyday. Just double the prices on every service and thing you buy and let me know how much you still complain about the relatively small cost of the healthcare and schools.

I love hearing about all these hard liners talk about building a giant wall between the US and Mexico. First of all, how much do you think that’ll cost? How much do you think hiring an additional 12, 000 patrol people will cost? All you'll do is help out the very lucrative coyote business.

The US fought a long and hard cold war to get a wall torn down between Germany, and now it is us who are thinking of building a similar wall? How does that play out in you people's head? Do you somehow think immigrants who's just looking for work is somehow just as scary as communism?

The current Neocons in charge should be ashamed to call themselves Republicans. The days of the Regan republicans (real Republicans) would never suggest such an asinine idea. Building a giant wall sounds like an idea from a 10 yr old trying to protect his clubhouse from girls. What we need are not 10 yr old chidish solutions. This is a serious problem for serious adults.

Will an adult in our government please suggest a good idea for this problem? I'm tired of hearing all these kids screaming at the top of their lungs just to hear their own voices and no actual solution.

Happy Thursday!