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Question From An Anonymous Kid

Here is an email I received in response to one of my essays.

a question from an anonymous usa kid : anonymous kid : 2004-08-31

my family has always been strong conservatives and that was the way that i was brought up.

understanding my biast up-bringings, i have looked deeply into politics myself, but i am still at a loss to choose a side.

i did support the war in iraq and i believe that we did not go into iraq for oil because the largest single-country exporter of oil to the usa is venesuela.

I guess you did not hear about the recent unsuccessful CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) coup of Venezuela. The coup itself succeeded, but the people rebelled and put back the original government. Venezuela is the fourth largest oil producer and with the sixth largest reserves. Iraq has the second largest reserves. Its oil is sweet, low sulphur and easy to pump since it is near the surface. Note that the USA has already invaded Kuwait & Iraq and is now talking about invading Iran. They also invaded Afghanistan and immediately installed Unocal dictators to run the country and built an oil and gas pipeline for Caspian oil through it. Is it just a coincidence all these enemy countries rank so high in petroleum reserves?

Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.
~ Henry Kissinger (1923-05-27 age:94)
Rank Country Reserves
Billions of barrels
1 Saudi Arabia 261.7
2 Iraq 112.5
3 United Arab Emirates 97.8
4 Kuwait 96.5
5 Iran 89.7
6 Venezuela 76.9
7 Russia 48.6
8 Libya 29.5
9 Mexico 28.3
10 China 24.0
i believe that as the worlds most powerful nation, we have obligations to help struggling nations. the fact that facilities for making chemical weapons were found in iraq was enough justification for the war for me, even if no wmd’s/weapons with chemicals in them were found.

There were no chemical weapons found, if they were, guess where he got them. Rumsfeld sold them to him on credit to use in fighting Iran. Saddam used them up long ago. Bush lied to the world that Iraq still posed a danger.

i also believe that if we wanted oil, bush would have gone into venesuela to take the communist Chaves out of power.

But Bush did try to take Chavez out and failed, at least for now.

i do believe that bush has many faults though. im not thrilled with his public speeking abilities, but i recognize that is not what makes a president good. im not sure of what to make of the enron-bush conection, i need to find more out about that by myself, but thanks for letting me in on that.

i do find the connections between communism and liberalitarianism strong though and im trying to keep away from kerry because of them.

Let’s look more closely at what you might mean by that. What are some things you may not like about Communism as was practised in Russia and China in the 1980s.

Which party is more Communist, the Republicans or Democrats?

Bush has pretty well shredded the constitution and destroyed civil liberties. Bush has vastly increased federal spending, increasing the debt more than all other presidents before him combined. Republicans make no bones about it: they are party representing the interests of the most wealthy 1%. In other words they don’t represent the interests of 99% of Americans. They have given government money to fundamentalist Christian groups and the Moonies indirectly helping them proselytise, both and home and abroad. Bush has the worse environmental record of any president in history. He does not label himself a Communist, but he has many of the undesirable traits of a Communist.

Just how Communist is Kerry? He wants government health care plan like Canada’s that costs half as much and delivers better and universal care. The USA currently spends stupendously and has very little to show for it. It ranked very low in terms of other countries. It is an insurance plan. Everyone pays in and the unlucky ones take out. If that is communist, then so is any other type of insurance.

Kerry favours taxing the rich at a higher rate than the poor. Without this, the rich get ever richer and the poor get ever poorer. If you don’t do something like this, you end up like Brazil. The problem with capitalism is without some sort of wealth transfer, it is unstable. See my essay on capitalism. Making sure everyone has at least enough to stay alive is sometimes called communism, sometimes socialism and sometimes Christianity.

i guess what im asking you for is for your democratic opinion.

also, i’ve found a site oposing your viewpoints and thought that u might find it interesting:

ok, well thanks for your time!!

from an american teenager.

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