My oh my.
You know, Airliners.net has opened up the aviation world to me in ways that I could never have imagined. My love of aviation probably wouldn't have grown without the insightful knowledge that I have gained here. I have learned more about aviation in the past three and a half years than in all eighteen and a half years of my existence. That's why I continue to use this sight...a place that brings the aviation world together...
Unfortunately, there's been a catch...
I've witness more narrow-minded, far-fetched, bullshit from people, and have lost the most faith in people in the past three and a half years than in all eighteen and a half years of my existence. That's pretty sad, but when you look at posts like this thread starter, not so hard to believe.
What happened to the unity that Americans had after September 11th? Well it's all been pissed away by nut-jobs who have fanatical devotion to being either liberal or conservative. The mud-slinging and animosity they have generated have torn our country apart worse than ever. No one is trusted...everyone has some hidden agenda. Nothing can get done without politics getting involved, as well, as jealousy, hatred, suspicion, etc.
Look at yourselves, no seriously, LOOK at yourselves. I'm not trying to be mean spirited, or vicious like I have been in the past. I realize that "the angry centrist" is just as big a turnoff now. But seriously, look at yourselves.
I want OBL
captured. It isn't impossible that the US happens to capture him during the DNC or RNC. It would simply be coincidence and the culmination of what has been years of work. OBL
planned the murder of 3000 innocent people. Yet today, we sit here hating each other because of our politics. It's like the worst kind of red scare...where we make friends, and help each other out, only within party lines. Doesn't anyone find this even remotely sick?
Why is everything a Right-wing, or Left-wing conspiracy? Have we all slipped that much into paranoia and mistrust? Everytime a lightbulb burns out in the country, there is always some pack of vultures who point fingers at either a Republican, or Democrat. We've been forced apart with this "We're the good guys and they're pure evil" mentality.
Deep down we all realize this, but there are members who thrive on this behavior. Why? What do you fear exactly? Are you compensating for something? Filling a void? Or do you just feel the need to belong to a group? Do any of you even believe a word you are saying? Chances are more than likely that you don't.
Let me tell you, Al Qaida has clearly slipped to Number Two in the list of terror groups that pose the biggest threat to America. The new Number One is an even tie between the Democratic and Republican parties.
As sad as it may sound...we have lost our unity, worse than ever...maybe we need another 9-11-01...because the lessons from the first, clearly haven't stuck.
B4e-Forever New Frontiers
EDIT: Grammer, punctuation, spelling
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