Response to MADem (Reply #36)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:34 PM
freshwest (53,605 posts)
38. The framing of all these stories has been an eye opener for me - the motives and manipulation.
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And I still don't see any great horror in his living situation. It is better than billions on this planet. Not trying to drag him down to the dirt, but it is the poor and disadvantaged that we seek to help the most, and they are held up as posters for all that is going wrong and why we have to fight oppression. I don't see this man as a martyr at all.
Thanks so very much for giving me more information on this. I was extremely busy at the time of the Libyan embassy event and even the bombing of the plane and Libya by Reagan. I sought out the story of the young woman killed that led to the UK going into embassies. It was framed as an example of the illegal acts of the British, but reading the story and seeing this picture touched me:
We are being presented with tangled agenda in this affair and it challenges a lot of sacred cow beliefs here. This is a great time to come to realize what is real and what is advertised. After reading so many of these threads, I've come to the conclusion this is about marketing for some businesses and not about speech.
Considering speech, it is not absolute in the world of money. We can lie, curse and say things about each other and politicians without consequences. But when a person is at work those rights do not apply. Real people don't get away with this in their life.
We may want to believe that disclosure online or elsewhere will give the world more freedom in the blink of an eye, but it's not happened. It reminds me of the Rapture theology, some of this. There is no miraculous rescue from our complex lives, or at least I don't see one.
I appreciate you taking ime to explain so much I never knew. I always learn more about the world outside of the USA on these threads. Wow.
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