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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 09:10 PM
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The Middle East is so radically different from the U.S, culturally, geographically, economically. Their world is their world and will never be our world. If they really want to change things - the change will have to come from them. You can make an obese person go to Weight Watchers, but if they have no drive, motivation and discipline to not be fat, what's going to stop them from buying Twinkies?

Another pipe dream is the trying to realize that the whole world can be democratic capitalist America. It doesn't work, our system relies on poor and unstable countries staying that way so that we can yield cheap labor, resources and products. Not to mention that many places in the world are geographically poor with consumer resources. Trying to push our way of life on people living in these places just ends up ruining the environment and quality of life for the people living there, much like it did to Africa.

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