What objective criteria is used to ascertain that a
word like fuck,
for example, is inherently of less
value than a word like foolish, for example?
Why was it necessary to remove the word
coining Open Source as a
Free Software, before Corporate America would even acknowledge
it? What is so offensive to us about this word? Aren't we supposed
to be The Land of the Free?
Why are there more
imprisoned people in the United States of America,
The Land of the <ahem>
Free, than in any other country
in the world?
How can a government reduce
crime by increasing the number of
laws which it is possible for one to break?
Why, in a theoretically free country, is it ever illegal for an
individual to feel contempt
for anything, including the United States Judicial System or any part
thereof? Such a circumstance, by definition, criminalizes a human emotion.
Why, when Amendment II of the
Bill of Rights of the United States of America reads, verbatim,
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to
the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear
Arms, shall not be infringed", are the types of
arms the people may keep, and circumstances under which they may
bear them, infringed
upon in this country? Such infringement is a clear subversion of
the intent of Amendment II, which was precisely to safeguard the people
from potential subjugation by their government through ensuring equal
access to commensurate weapons of war, thereby equipping them with means
to resist and defend themselves, by force if necessary, from the
inevitable encroachment of despotism.
Why do we force our children to begin reciting the
Allegiance in kindergarten, even punishing those that occasionally
chose non-compliance, when they are considerably too young and
inexperienced to even understand what they are being required to
involuntarily pledge their allegiance to? Since it is not
reasonable to expect children so young to significantly understand the
meanings of words such as pledge,
such an unjust practice is no more or less than brainwashing
the youth. The participating adults apparently don't even materially
understand such words, else how could they, in good conscience, inflict
such an intellectually destructive, exercise in mere regurgitation
upon these developing minds?
The next time you hear the National Anthem of the United States of
Star Spangled Banner, get all choked up and teary eyed, filled with
pride and exhorted into such Nationalistic frenzy that you'd blithely rush to
kill your fellow beings, pause a moment to ask yourself a couple simple
questions. Do you even know what spangled
means? What, really, is a spangle
anyway? Surely you know what ramparts
are, right? And just think, you were all ready to kill over this a minute