One of my favorite scenes from the movie. The Vietnam War, a contentious issue of debate, remains a stain on US history. Despite being portrayed as a containment of communism, the US invasion proved not only disastrous, but to carry its own agenda, the suppression of national sovereignty.
This same phenomenon occurred in Afghanistan, when the US funded the mujahadin of Afghanistan to combat communism. The premise of containing communism was quickly overshadowed by a new specter of foreign oppression, western capitalism.
Went out on an aluminum canoe with my cousin and a friend, a brother, I never thought I’d see. Ah, the bliss of fate. And nature, the soothing compass of time. Nothing to calm us more. The sound of subtle water drops, gliding off the paddles; into the darkness.
True beauty, emanates from the simplest of virtues, created by God. As simple as science; a lake of sand.
“Un-institutionalized democracy” compared to “institutionalized democracy.”
In other words:
Non-democratic countries where the majority is believed to still be in support of the regime compared to a Democratic nation where the majority is believed to be in complete support of the elected administration.
Did — the majority of — Venezuelans really hate Chavez?
Do — the majority of — Syrians really hate Assad?
Do the — majority of — Chinese despise their Communist-dictatorship?
Western propaganda or real threat? Weigh options. Think outside the box. Question your nation. Question foreign ones. Hmmm….