06 July, 2006

Wars and Freedoms

Things are really simple. There are just wars. Our revolutionary war was one on them. We fought for our freedom from a tyrant in the form of King George. Our democracy took almost a decade to stabilize and still is not all that stable. We almost had a Constitutional crisis in 2000.

Those who would deny the same opportunity to others are racists. Let them remember South Africa where a minority population controlled the majority. That country had an election, and a virtual bloodless change in government. The same for The former country of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993.

The Truth: I talked with a nice family from the Czech Republic last week. The family of four, one man, one woman, one girl, and one boy were well behaved and on a cycling adventure. The husband said that the border between the two countries is now down and a passport is not necessary. My son was on a Christian missions trip when the country split and could not travel to Bratislava without his passport which he forgot to take that day.

Wouldn't it be nice if other countries could follow this model from the ashes of the former Communist USSR.


Blogger T.L. Stanley said...

Good post. However, South Africa, along with most of Africa, is mired in turmoil economically and socially. The evolution of these countries will be painful. Because, cultural forces tend to be tribal. I will write on this soon. Take care.

Blogger Chief RZ said...

Yes, they are in turmoil, just like Haiti, but they must live with their choices if they want to be free. Maybe some day, a majority of people in those countries will rise up, like we did in the USA and overthrow their dictators. In a few countries, like the one I mentioned, their economy and standard of living is not all that bad.

Blogger T.L. Stanley said...

chiefrz, you are correct. People must rise up and change their government if they are tired of being enslaved. Good post. Take care.

Anonymous Amy Proctor said...

"Those who would deny the same opportunity to others are racists."

I've been saying this all along. It's actually moral or social Darwinism. We stand by our lofty principles of freedom (that is, how they relate to us) yet are willing to stand by and let them be denied to hoards of other people.

I don't mean to take this on a tangent, but when liberals say "It's good for Iraqis that Saddam is gone, but we shouldn't have gone to Iraq", they are spewing the most cutting sort of hatred imaginable. It's a hatred comes from arrogance, a hatred that comes from Darwinism and a hatred that comes from self-love that provokes liberalism to say they are compassionate... but only abroad. They are compassionate, but only to those able to care for themsevles (not the Terri Schaivos or the unborn among us), only to those who can give them a vote or pay them back with accolade or praise. It's perverse and disgusting, and it is the reason why Christians and conservatives bring freedom to the oppressed and aid the unborn and helpless. It isn't talk, it's action.

Liberalism makes me sick.


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