The land of opportunity or the land of hypocrisy
I have visited USA several times and my every visit astounds me. I speak with friends and family members about the American lifestyles and how people are completely under control of the disguised imperialist system that hypocritically preaches "democracy". Vast majority of people in America are forced to spend beyond their means. Debt held by the US public is said to be $10.95 trillion or approximately 71% GDP, while the intergovernmental debt is $4.76 trillion or approximately 29% GDP. The combined debt of USA is presently $15.7 trillion. The public debt has increased by over $500 billion each year since 2003. People are working 12 to 16 hours a day to pay their mortgage, rent, car loans, health insurance and student loans. While majority of the population is deeply occupied, the government and very few fat-cats destroy the nation. People are judged by their credit ratings. There are those with "excellent" credit ratings and those who are unable to get
a library card because of their "bad" credit ratings. So much of America's debt was accumulated from the money that was borrowed by the Government through the issue of "Homeland security."
I was talking to a Senegalese friend of mine a few days ago about the amount of cars in the District of Columbia area and how people are almost forced to buy a car. He said to me that, "the administration makes it easy for people to get driving license because they want to issue as much traffic tickets as they can and that keeps their economy going." and he said, "After all, they are bringing petrol from Africa, Middle East and South America for a very cheap price." It might not be the case, but it made sense to me. According to www.Autoblog.com, every year 34 million speeding tickets are issued in America. 93,000 tickets per day, 3875 per hour and 65 per minute.
On my way to Washington DC from Virginia, it was early in the morning at Van-Dorn Station. Waiting for a train on the platform, I noticed many men and women in their military uniforms and they proudly wear it. These men and women are doing this for their country and it is very commendable. They are protecting their nation and national security is their goal. To keep America peaceful and prosperous. But how many of them are forced to wear that uniform? I say forced because I had a chance of speaking with some Americans who are in the military. Through the work I do, I had met several army recruits and almost all of them said, they joined because they wanted a job and the benefits that came with it. But once they sign their military contract, they have to see it through. If they go AWOL, The possible punishment is very severe once they are caught by the military police. With the latest technology, if an AWOL soldier tries to use their credit card or social
security number, they are automatically traced and imprisoned. "The military police sit in their office waiting for AWOL names to flash on their laptop and once they establish the location, then it's as easy as going shopping," told me one of them.
Most people in the United States cannot afford health insurance. And many die as a result of this. A sore thump or toe and 30 minutes in the emergency room could cost you hundreds of dollars. New York Time recently reported that debt collectors are now visiting patients in emergency rooms to recover unpaid debts incurred by health insurance. Debt collators are actually working inside hospitals and going through the name of patients in the emergency rooms then matching the names with their database. It's so disturbing to see a country that is spending trillions of dollars invading countries that are thousands of miles away cannot look after its own citizens.
What America does is America's business but the problem here is, America has a problem with nations that want to secure themselves. Americans want to put their nose where it does not belong. Self-reliance is "dictatorship" in the dictionary of the US administration and puppetry is "democracy". Many countries and regions are forced into unnecessary political mess because of "America's national interests." National security is paramount for a stability of a nation. Peace, harmony, prosperity and justice are the result of a secure nation. But one cannot preach national security while advocating injustice and bullying others.
When Awate fired the first bullet on September 1st, 1961, he did it because he was seeking justice, while those who were meant to be the "guarantors" of justice, went back on their words and advocated injustice. Eritreans did not want 30 years of war against the Ethiopian colonizers; if only UN, USA and UK could respect justice. The irony, that perhaps made many sane citizens chuckle was, when US administration tried to dictate Eritrea after Eritrean freedom was assured in 1991. 30 years of pain has sharpened 99.9 Percent of Eritreans. External intruders will have no way of committing another crime inside Eritrea. But, they will continue their attacks from outside. Courage is what made Eritrea free and let's all courageously and vigilantly build the peaceful and self-reliant Eritrea.
God/ Allah bless Eritrea.
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Received on Fri Jun 01 2012 - 13:06:03 EDT