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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-08-08 07:17 PM
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33. double huh?
so, I don't know.. is it better to feel the physical limitations of your freedom and know its horrible or to live in and enslaved invisible bubble that makes you think you are free?

I assume you mean America when you refer to living within an enslaved invisible bubble that gives us a false perception of freedom, implying that the differences in freedom are basically illusions?

Correct me if I am wrong but I take it you've never actually been to any of the places Vega mentioned, like Myanmar or Saudi Arabia. I would have difficulty believing that anyone who has been to one of those countries, or to any similar ones, could fail to see the very real differences in human rights and freedom between there and here. It's easy to use slavery as a metaphor for our own imperfect freedoms, but it only makes sense if you aren't drawing a comparison to people who genuinely face enslavement.

Make no mistake, our country is far from perfect, but our freedom is not an illusion.

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  - And the crazy thing is that the USA took out the elected President  glowing   May-08-08 06:04 PM   #27 
     - Huh?  Shaktimaan   May-08-08 06:53 PM   #31 
        - Iran and it Ayatolla (sp)... Iran had an elected official back in the way day..  glowing   May-08-08 07:09 PM   #32 
           - I think you're a little confused.  Shaktimaan   May-08-08 07:35 PM   #34 
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     - Is it not true?  notfullofit   May-08-08 01:26 PM   #17 
        - I did not say it was false  azurnoir   May-08-08 03:06 PM   #22 
           - Who  notfullofit   May-08-08 03:23 PM   #24 
              - No one at the moment n/t  azurnoir   May-08-08 04:34 PM   #26 
     - Our own country doesn't allow people the human right to liberty, equality, and justice.  glowing   May-08-08 06:05 PM   #28 
        - It doesn't?  Vegasaurus   May-08-08 06:21 PM   #29 
        - Some of the reasons those places are so bad is because of policies  glowing   May-08-08 06:33 PM   #30 
           - double huh?  Shaktimaan   May-08-08 07:17 PM   #33 
        - Say what!  notfullofit   May-08-08 10:47 PM   #35 
           - Typical leftist drivel we get here.  msmcghee   May-08-08 10:56 PM   #36 
              - I don't get the  notfullofit   May-08-08 11:51 PM   #37 
              - Leftist drivel?  azurnoir   May-08-08 11:53 PM   #38 
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  - You got that right! nt  notfullofit   May-08-08 03:22 PM   #23 
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  - delusional?  azurnoir   May-09-08 12:12 AM   #40 
  - sounds familiar  Shaktimaan   May-11-08 11:37 PM   #45 
     - Apparently not  Vegasaurus   May-12-08 07:19 AM   #46 
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