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    I was just listening to the song "stars and stripes" by anti-flag and it got me thinking:

    welcoming with open arms and, with open hearts
    in the end they found their arms in shackles and their hearts torn out
    this country named "america", is built on graves
    of the natives who lived here before, genocide took place

    the word "america" means "freedom" - as in, "free to kill the free..."

    don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
    don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
    they Stand for greed, they stand for hate, for nothing i believe
    don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me


    Why are these people (and nofx and loads of other "punk" bands) still in America if they hate it so much? Wouldn't they be happier in France or somewhere? Especially the bit in bold - they're benefiting from the oppression of the natives, surely if they're so against it they should leave?

    I guess the same applies to England. Why do people like anjem choudary and captain hook stay in England when they hate it so much? If I hated a place, I'd do my best to better myself so I could leave as soon as possible. That just seems to me like a logical step :dontknow:



    Anyway, just musing.
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    Cos it's hard to emigrate without specific skills that other countries want. Yet sometimes the uk seems to just let everyone in.
 
 
 
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