Originally Posted by Atreides Paktu
I'll give a cookie to anyone who can spot the severe insanity of this statement.
No takers? Okay.
The United States, England and "Allied Forces" (isn't that referring to the US and England anyways?), had nothing to do with WHO VOTED.
Wrong. If it wasn't for the US, England, and "Allied forces", women wouldn't be voting. In fact, men wouldn't be voting either. Neither would teenagers, children, or the ugliest dog you've ever seen in your life. How can I know this? Simple: If it wasn't for the "Coalition", there wouldn't BE a vote.
"they [The Coalition] just helped the Iraqi defense forces to protect the PEOPLE of Iraq from the terrorists"
Again, insanely false. The Iraq Defense Forces have done very little. Even the US President publicly stated that they were ineffectual, undertrained, and.. What was that last bit? I forget.
Regardless, I can't say I've ever heard of the IDF ever having accomplished anything of true value without Big Brother US staring over their shoulder, doing the hard work.
Heck, even when they DO things with Big Brother looking over their shoulder.. they still tend to fail miserably. I say give them all a pack of C4, tell them to run at the terrorists, then blow themselves up. It would at least make the War in Iraq more entertaining.
And again, the final part of the statement. That voting is a "right" all human beings must share. This, of course, is insane and false.
There are no "rights" in the universe. There are no rights to live, to vote, or even to breathe. Sure, countries can have "rights"-- but they only apply to those countries, and aren't even always enforced.
I'm sorry, but if voting was a given right to all human beings.. don't you think we would have come up with democracy a hell of alot earlier? We followed "God-chosen" leaders who were never elected, voted in, or even well-liked for the longest damned time. Why did we follow them?
Oh yes, because they could kick our asses in a heartbeat if they so desired. The same happened in Iraq. They [the Iraqis] followed Saddam, because if they didn't, he'd kill them. Hell, he usually killed them anyway. Did they honestly have the "Right" to vote? Naw. Because all of the "rights" you so rightly claim don't matter when you're facing down the wrong end of an assault rifle.
Reality doesn't care if you think you have rights or not-- it knows better. And the second you start getting high and mighty, thinking that you have a right to free speech, to expression, to vote.. It's going to come crashing down and kick you in the nuts. Then it will probably shoot your kneecaps, just for good measure.
Just be damned thankful that you live in a nation where speech isn't oppres-- oop.. Sorry, my mistake. Well, at least it isn't ALWAYS oppressed.
And even though thousands of voters are unable to vote every year, (apparently they don't have the same rights as the Iraqis), you still can. Be happy. Stop pissing me off.