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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 11:37 PM
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11. 2 things. Get the oilnguns out, and flood them with stuff

Now we both know that neither of these things, much less both, will never happen, but if a miracle occurred and the US decided to use its resources for the good of many as opposed to the wealth of a few, then the thing to do would be first, stop doing harm.

That means get out. Out of the oil, out of the politics, out of the arms trade there.

The second thing, and the thing that I believe could have been done even after 1991, and could be done right this minute, if you want to encourage democracy, and defeat the mullahs, flood the place with stuff. Do it covertly and overtly, early and often. Flood them with Gap jeans and penicillin and Fritos and Dell laptops and fiberoptic cable and rice and Britney and playstations and Nikes and books.

Flood them with DVD players and surgical equipment and Spiderman and tractors and pvc pipe to fix the water system, you get the idea.

Flood them with the things the world DOES love and admire about America, the things that are good.

That would get democracy, although it would probably not be what Americans accept as democracy, and it would not make them like the things that are not good about America, like hatred and greed and bigotry.

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