cgcsb wrote:Irish 'slums' have heating, electricity, a front door etc, Middle eastern slums are tin huts.
Spoken like a true hippie, if you feel like your a slave to greedy corporations, try living in Dubai where greedy corporations literaly have slaves working on building sites for almost no money. Also Women are property and cannot vote, homosexuals get the death penalty, sex outside of marriage is a federal crime (14 years in prison) and inmagrants are not protected under the law and suffer intimidation by police. Alas I don't think that is a country that we should look up to in any respect.
Spoken like a true hippie? what is that supposed to mean? So anyone who has an opinion which differs from you is a hippie? You must great fun at social gatherings.
Here we go with the women can't vote or drive and they chop heads and hands off and they are out to get you etc... too much fox news you've been watching there, me thinks. Lived over in the UAE for years so your preaching to the choir. I always notice the most ignorant misinformed people are the people that never travel and experience other cultures and countries. They have a paranoid and aggressive tone about other countries and state with certainty their knowledge of that country. Such imo is the folly of an ignorant and truely uniformed mind.
This country you are speaking of, you must be confusing it with iraq. Don't always rely on wikipedia for your facts, thats the best advice i can give you. You know they have the death penalty in the usa too. . And you know the capital punishment thing not such a bad idea, they get very little crime and people running around in gangs shooting other gangs to death in mid day traffic like over here. Put a poll to the irish about capital punishment to criminals and see what reaction you'd get.
And even if it was happening that is their religion over there you know, they have a right to do anything they want, just as you have a right to choose your religion and what government rules you. Comparing Ireland and the UAE in terms of culture in relation to architecture is a mute point.
The slave trade has operated in the middle east for centuries. Its part of their culture much as the caste system is part of the culture of the subcontinent of india. And we are all slaves including you. This is the point im making. You are a slave to corporations. The entire western world is. Its just european arrogance that makes you think that you are somehow free, something special, above others in other parts of the world, that because you abandoned capital punishment and you let women drive you are 'morally superior'. Sure it's obvious by the tone of your posts thats the way you think.
Maybe the current economic collapse will sort a few things out for you and make you see the reality of the entire western capitalist system and how its just modern serfdom, with it's ever shrinking middle class and the superrich and powerful who control them. So what you'll end up with is an elite and a lower class.
Sure you get to choose what car, what color ipod you get to choose what magazine you can buy, but you are living under the control of the corporate masters and financiers who run everything and dictate everything. Everything is a distraction to keep you asleep. Western societies are crime ridden,plauged with social problems, there is no sense of community or family values and now economic collapse is coming. If what happened in Iceland or Greece recently doesn't register with your subconscious then your in for a surprise.
You need to fill out paperwork just to take a s&& nowadays. Orweillian indeed. What could be more corrupt then the international bankers who destroy an entire financial system then spend the bailout money given by taxpayers to pay themselves and their minions off. You really think your in safe hands? They're coming for your savings and pensions next, watch for it,soon as the next round of bailouts fail yet again. Your not free, you never were, capitalism is the perfect socialist agenda in play. It gives you the illusion your free, that you have choice and judging from most people they fall for it hook line and sinker. Throw them a few bones here and there and they're happy.
At least in the middle east they do these things out in the open and let you see who they are
ponder on that.