> > > This is because America simply isn't able to get everybody on-side with a war effort like she used to be able to. The war propaganda doesn't sell well any more.
> > The powers that be in the U.S. instigated Japan's attack so that they could pull the country into a war that nobody wanted to be in. Wow, history really does repeat itself. *rhe*
> > If you can find it, look up Charles Lindburgh's "Who are the Agitators?" speech. I think that should be required reading in public schools.
> A lot of things ought to be required reading in public schools. It's good to know that China, all of South East Asia and all the various independant states in Oceana ought to sue America for Japan taking over their countries. And if I were a family member of one of the 60,000 American POW's who died in Japanese labor camps, I too would be suing the American Government for their direct involvement based on the opinion of an early 20th century socialist.
> Afterwards, everybody in society must be forced to pay restitution to every criminal and murderer in prison for their involvement in forcing them into a life of crime. It's certainly wasn't Jeffrey Dahmer's fault for killing and canabalizing all those people. It was society's. Therefore, society must pay.
> Wow. Isn't the American legal stystem great? There's no such thing as personal guilt or responsibility. I think I'll go spill some coffee on my lap, and sue a fast food restaurant for making me want their coffee so much.
Accountability in today's U.S.A. doesn't exist. There are a lot of reasons behind this too. First off, we have a completely backwards legal system. Second, people put too much into faith, when all it does is take responsibility away from them and puts it into the hands of a god that may or may not exist.
Though, if you were disagreeing with what I said, there is no question that our "leadership" antagonized Japan leading up to the attacks. FDR wanted to fight, the country and half his cabinet didn't, so he pulled some strings, antagonized Hirohito, looked the other way when he got a report that there was going to be an attack, and then rallied the country around a banner of patriotism after a couple thousand people got killed.
> Accountability in today's U.S.A. doesn't exist. There are a lot of reasons behind this too. First off, we have a completely backwards legal system. Second, people put too much into faith, when all it does is take responsibility away from them and puts it into the hands of a god that may or may not exist.
How exactly do you think our legal system is backwards? Not that I think it's perfect, mind you, but I'd hardly say it's the worst either.
And as to the second remark, it's a generalization that appears to show a total lack of understanding of faith. Be it spirituality or religion ('cause they are not the same thing) most faiths -- and I don't only mean the Judeo-Christian traditions -- emphasize the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions.