While I think you're right in "Why can't the government be more transparent," it's just not part of political culture to ever be that forward. You always need escape hatches, you always need to be able to backtrack if you ever want to be elected again. You want to say you had no choice.I agree with your first sentence. Your second sentence bothers me. Why would you allow 3,000 innocent people to be killed for the sake of starting an economically motivated war? Why not just be direct and say: "Fuck you whackjob bastards over there, we're sick of your shit, and we're coming in to kick your ass. Anyone who doesn't surrender by midnight tomorrow will be in the line of fire. Be sure to shop at Wal-Mart and buy a Chevrolet next year, Mmmmkay."
The assinine illusion of political correctness really bothers me. If our leaders feel the need to exert military force, then they should man up to it and not dance like pansies trying to create false perceptions by killing our civilians.
You let 3,000 people die over being up front because of the perceptual shift in the country's attitude and the ability to rationalize oneself [the individuals of said country] as good. It's harder to accept you're a good country if you're invading countries because you feel like and it, not to mention if the military action goes sour, the other side paints the party as warmongers costing everyone trillions and they don't get elected again for 20 years. Now, if you all of a sudden become the victims of a terrifying, world threatening evil, well... it's a good nation's obligation to combat this evil. Public support for dubious lawmaking is unquestioned, nobody can try to slow things down because if you do you're unpatriotic, a communist dupe, you're a terrorist, blah blah blah. This is an interesting psychological phenomenon too. Nothing unites people like a common threat.
I don't think it's in the interests of the powers that be to ever let this happen. But if it does, I'm pretty sure I'll notice before it happens and then I'll just leave.Will you care when this nation becomes a police state and your right to choose what you care about is taken from you? Because that's where shit like this goes eventually, Jock. Believe it.
I agree with you here.
It's not causation. But it's a tendency I notice. One of those things. Not every Ni/6 is a conspiracy theorist, but a good number of conspiracy theorists tend to be Ni/6s Remember INTJ123?