Re: OT Confusing!!!
The Good/Bad is mainly from the news media - they control what you hear, what you read, and influence your opinions. When you think you are looking at both viewpoints, you are only looking at the ones they show you.
If you were another country that thought destroying this one would benefit you - or terrorists - wouldn't you make sure you subverted the news media into only voicing your opinions?
Wouldn't you present "both sides" but have "both sides" one sided, just one a little more radical?
If you were another country with a resource, like platinum, timber, oil, etc., and wanted to sell it to a wealthy country, that already has it - wouldn't you get people all stirred up about how it might affect the environment? Once the supply is cut off by nutcases (dupes) you have a nice market.
If you wanted to subvert / control another country, wouldn't you start with students? Why is it riots and demonstrations are almost always students? Don't non-students, working people have any intelligent thoughts?
If you wanted to control students, isn't the easiest way to start with the teachers and professors?
If you wanted to create turmoil, would you start by disrupting traditional institutions, like Boy Scouts, etc.?
If you wanted to create more turmoil, wouldn't you do things like object to a tiny cross on Los Angeles's logo?
Wouldn't you make a big deal about God being in a pledge, or on anything?
Wouldn't you get courts filled with frivolous lawsuits so they can't get to important issues?
Wouldn't you get courts to let criminals go free, but jail the innocent?
Wouldn't you get politicians to lie about most everything, then make sure thay got rewarded for it?
Wouldn't you make sure the population was disarmed, so it's easier to control them? Hitler, Khadafi, Castro, et-al didn't do that did they?
Wouldn't you contstantly raise taxes and pending in order to control the poputation better?
Wouldn't you complain about radio talk shows where people can call in and voice their opinions? How else can the real public be heard? Listen to what politicians tell you their polls say?
Wouldn't you implement searches in public places, airports, malls, road blocks etc -- under the excuse of stopping terrorism?
Naw,,, those couldn't possibly work, could they??
Couldn't happen in this country, could it?
People are just too smart for that -- aren't they?