United We Rise: A MUST SEE!

Submitted by: TannerW 6 years ago in

Everyone should take this video to heart.
There are 83 comments:
Male 674
Zephid writes, “Corporate "Shock Doctrine" is a past event. “

Who said the Shock Doctrine was a corporate affair? Shock and Awe is administered on top Government levels. Shock is a mighty tool wielded by dictators and democratic bodies the world over. To think otherwise is weak. NEVER!...EVER underestimate the levels of greed and bias that rule nations.

“Shock Doctrine is a past event” tells me you know absolutely nothing about it...and that is sad. National applications of shock are still in their infancy you dick head! The implementation of shock in a political sense is very current.
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Male 72
This makes me tear up.. I wish it was exactly was it said.. Humanity as one.. not bound by borders, one and the same. If we all cared for what we did for our country, they`d be no poverty. I donate but it`s like pissing in the wind `till everyone unites. Nationalism is retarded; I wish everyone would be the same even if it meant in the short term that someone would invade all other countries. Maybe when China becomes the superpower in a few years like people predict...
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Female 412
@Assasin_963: It`s not about them being at war with each other. It`s about the people in these countries standing up against their dictators; within the country, not against other countries. Watch the news, man.
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Male 205
Those people have been at war with one another for thousands of years. Literally. A video on the internet doesn`t mean dick to them.
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Male 92
Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Pakistan, Iran, Jordan,Iraq ect...already have McDonald`s, and internet, and cellphones, and P&G hand sanitizer. Corporate "Shock Doctrine" is a past event. They have iLibya for crying out loud. my reverence was to a governing body. iLibyaMcEgypt
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Male 674
zephid asks, "Who has been preparing to step into the voids left by these regimes?"

Proctor & Gamble, Disney, McDondald`s and Apple. The `Shock Doctrine` does not discriminate.
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Male 674
Angillion writes,"Your alleged quote above is false because a few words from a sentence are not the sentence."

It is called context.
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Male 92
Just who is behind the uprising in the Middle Eastern countries? I hear lots of support for "the people rising up to throw off the shackles of dictatorship" but who is behind the throngs of people we see on tv? Who has been preparing to step into the voids left by these regimes?
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Male 159
"so that was charlie chaplin as hitler? hmm..."

No, that was Charlie Chaplin playing a Jewish barber impersonating a fascist dictator who was a parody of Hitler.

...the simple version being that this speech skewers Hitler and Nazism. Woot.
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Male 815
so that was charlie chaplin as hitler? hmm...
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Male 45
This is awesomeness...
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Male 12,365
[quote]Hmm, your powers of rhetoric are quite flashy indeed, but i did not get an answer to the question.. Do you/do you not care about unarmed protesters getting shot by soldiers?[/quote]

That was because it was such a stupid question that I assumed you were using it as a rhetorical device.

I still do.

By your own standards, you don`t care about the far worse suffering in other parts of the world, since you`re not raging at other people for doing as little as you are about it. I used the Congo as an example before - it still stands as one, but it`s far from the only one.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion says "I prefer not to rant..."

I say, "you are the rant master."
Question: Did you ever wear a uniform for your country? Just wondering?[/quote]

I don`t know, are you just wondering?

Here`s my question: Have you ever written anything on IAB that`s true? Your alleged quote above is false because a few words from a sentence are not the sentence.
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Male 1,471
Hmm, your powers of rhetoric are quite flashy indeed, but i did not get an answer to the question.. Do you/do you not care about unarmed protesters getting shot by soldiers?
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Male 674
Angilion says "I prefer not to rant..."

I say, "you are the rant master."
Question: Did you ever wear a uniform for your country? Just wondering?
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Male 573
“Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.” ~ Winston Churchill
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Male 4,546
"If you go to one of your chosen countries, take up arms and fight for one of the sides, I`ll respect you for making a stand".

I`m going around some of these countries to get a better perspective on the situation in April. Not going to the African ones, just the Arab ones.

I`m not taking up arms.

Aaaaaand.... I think that might be all I can say without potentially getting in trouble.

Long story short: Most Arabs, worldwide, are in favour of these revolutions, and of everyone I`ve talked to (sample size in the hundreds) it is almost entirely because of the "getting rid of dictators" part.

I`ll weigh in more in May after I`ve been around.
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Male 10,855
[quote]it`s a simple case of oppressive tyranny being overthrown[/quote]

While I don`t agree with kain1`s rant, I don`t entirely agree with this statement. It isn`t? The guy`s practically been head of state for 42 years.
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Male 12,365
[quote]You have the right to think I`m a bad person for caring about these people if that`s what you want[/quote]

No, I think you`re a bad person for your hypocrisy and baseless righteousness on any issue you know hardly anything about while ranting at people who are doing no less than you are (i.e. nothing) but not being hypocritical about it.

[quote]but you still haven`t explained to me why you (seemingly) don`t care about them?[/quote]

I prefer not to rant at people for not having the kneejerk reaction their media has told them to have to a selected few riots and civil wars while ignoring all the others. You don`t even know what the sides are, but you`re utterly certain it`s a simple case of oppressive tyranny being overthrown that you can enjoy from the safety of your couch and pretend you`re part of in order to big yourself up in your own mind.

You may see that as not caring if you like. I don`t care about that.
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Male 40,254
LemonTarte

Keep being idealistic. It`s good.
But don`t be hatin` on those who have seen more and have a differant view.

I think whatever is gained is more valued when earned, not given.
You dispute my conviction. Time will tell which is right.

But historically, the U.S. has not been very good at picking sides. Not in the last 50 years anyway.
Remember, we backed Sadam Hussein, the Taliban, the Shaw of Iran, and the list is long.
But since we are such bad judges of character, perhaps we should stay out of it.

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Female 2,769
No, seriously, leave Gerry alone
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Male 1,610
Tanner

Watched the first couple parts and laughed a lot harder than I thought I would. Thanks again for the link. Look forward to finishing this over the week.
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Male 44
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Gerry is right, Lemon. Ideal and reality will never be the same because everyone has different thoughts on what ideal is. It`s nice to think we should be supporting what we see as freedom and basic rights all over the world, but it`s not feasible. Why Libya? Why not Saudi Arabia? They treat women badly there, yes? Why not any of the other crappy countries? I think you know the answer, but that`s reality.
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Male 1,451
Gerry, serving in the military does not give you the right to criticize U.S. policy. Ironically enough, you serving gives others the right. In a round about way you gave me the right (or maybe it wasn`t so round about, but judging by your age, it probably wasn`t you directly).

However, criticizing is one thing but it is useless without actions. If you don`t like something then do what you can to change it. Just try to make sure you are thinking of the greater good and not your own.
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Male 1,471
@Gerry1of1: Oh snap !
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Male 5,194
[quote]Do you remember what happened?[/quote]
YES! There was a big earthquake. Tall buildings shook back and forth. Then a TSUNAMI hit! Waves of disaster, thousands and thousands of people killed. Then, a friggen NUCLEAR REACTOR EXPLODED!

Oh - and there were some more riots in the mideast, as ever.
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Male 1,471
I don`t need, nor do i particularly want your respect.. You have the right to think I`m a bad person for caring about these people if that`s what you want, but you still haven`t explained to me why you (seemingly) don`t care about them?.. That`s the real puzzle for me..
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Female 1,441
It`s unfortunate Gerry, that you can`t meet my argument head on, and instead chose to spout off stereotypes about my age and gender to try and belittle me as much as possible. You realize that your convictions mean even less now, don`t you?

Besides, we`re not talking about serving OUR country here. This is about supporting those fighting for freedom and basic human rights in other nations.
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Male 1
brothers unite
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Male 40,254

LemonTarte [quote]"Gerry1of1 will never cease trying to rationalize his laziness and apathy, and he will spend as much time and energy as needed to convince people who actually are trying to make a difference in the world that their efforts are fruitless. People like him are, and have always been the road blocks of humanity`s progress. " [/quote]

Listen little girl, I`ve done my bit for king and country. I`ve put on the uniform and served and fought {not a lot, just briefly}. Ya know what that means? It means I earned the right to criticize U.S. policy.

You on the other hand are still waiting for body parts to arrive. So lets skip you showing me all you`ve learned watching Dr. Phil and not do the armchair anaylasis.

Now runalong, I think Justin Bieber`s on tv
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Male 407
Let us all unite!
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Male 3,280
Um,can it be agreed that the thoughts expressed in the clip are worthy and valid?
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Male 59
I agree with handimanner
let the US revolution begin again!

If you notice the tallest buildings in every city
are owned by the banks that are supposed to
be taking care of the peoples money
but are only taking care of themselves
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Male 12,365
In conclusion:

If you go to one of your chosen countries, take up arms and fight for one of the sides, I`ll respect you for making a stand.

If you join a neutral aid organisation such as Medicins Sans Frontieres and help those harmed by civil wats, I`ll respect you for making a stand.

If you continue to do less to support any side than most people do to support a sports team (do you pay for a sports channel on TV or buy any team-related merchandise?) and then rage hypocritically at people who do no less than you do anyway, I`ll continue to not respect you.
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Male 12,365
As for this kind of rubbish:

[quote]But to stand idly by and watch people fighting their oppressors get gunned down by the armies of the tyrants, from the safety of you couch, and not give a f***[/quote]

I wonder if you realise that`s what supporters of, for example, the Taliban are saying. From the Taliban`s point of view, they`re righteous people rising up against the armies of the tyrants oppressing them.

There is a degree of civil war in some countries. It`s currently fashionable in the west to think about some *and only some* of them and pointlessly state support for what we`re told is one of the sides (although it isn`t as simple as only two sides).

I`ll pick a random example to illustrate - what are you doing about the Republic of the Congo? Why aren`t you raging at people who haven`t pointlessly chosen a side to support in that civil war? It`s far worse than the ones in the countries you list.
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Male 10,440
Besides, the upcoming draw mohammed day 2 is going to add even more gasoline to this bonfire. Hopefully they`ll be able to sort it out without too much bloodshed.
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Male 10,440
[quote] It doesn`t matter how many rights and liberties you have wherever you live, it does not give you the right to not give a drat.. [/quote]

Wrong! These people fighting each other don`t share my values, why should I care what happens to them?

I happen to be on the side of the protesters for the sole reason that they are being killed and murder is wrong, universally.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Could you please clarify and argument for your point of view on the matter, other than personal attacks?[/quote]

You think I should die because I don`t rage pointlessly like you do and you`re criticising me for personal attacks.

That is so ridiculous that I only need to point out how ridiculous it is.

I don`t need to make you look bad - you do a great job of that by yourself, piling hypocrisy on hypocrisy.
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Male 10,855
I don`t think we can ever put an end to war, but we can sure as hell minimize it. Can we bring about the extinction of dictators? Maybe but it`s asking a LOT.

[quote]But to stand idly by and watch people fighting their oppressors get gunned down by the armies of the tyrants, from the safety of you couch, and not give a f***[/quote]

Ad Hominem.

He`s saying you have to fight for it, and that`s very true. Hell, the very act of merely paying attention to politics is an opportunity cost in of itself.
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Male 10,855
[quote]Let`s listen to hitler[/quote]

That`s Charlie Chaplin dunkoff.
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Male 347
@totruetobe
you be trolling right? you recognize c
Chaplin when you see him, right?
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Male 41,141
[quote]LEAVE GERRY ALONE!!! *sobs uncontrollably*[/quote]
@HalfPintRoo! Thats very very funny! *laughs uncontrollably*
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Male 2,158
Let the US be next.
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Male 41,141
I hope you`re trolling @totrue2B, that`s Charlie Chaplie, eh? (hint: he HATED Hitler long before it was popular to do so).
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Male 6
That`s right; Everyone listen to Hitler.
That worked out SO well last time.

Also, I agree
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Male 25,416
cool music :)
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Male 1,471
I am sorry if i come off as raging, that is not my intent.. I am just baffled by the apparent indifference you are displaying..

Could you please clarify and argument for your point of view on the matter, other than personal attacks?
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Male 12,365
Kain1:

So, you do nothing apart from make yourself feel righteous raging insanely on the net.

Well whoopie-do for you, big man!

Oh, wait. You donate to charity. Wow. Guess what? So do I. It doesn`t make me a wondrous warrior for righteousness. It doesn`t make you one either.
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Male 1,471
Angilion: Have you been to youtube lately ?.. there are several videos there showing unarmed protesters being gunned down by military forces in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen..

It doesn`t matter how many rights and liberties you have wherever you live, it does not give you the right to not give a drat..

It is true, i am not involved in combat operations at present, but i do what little i can as a single human being. I donate to the Red Cross, and most importantly, spread the information..

It`s not about politics, it`s about morality.. If you can`t gather enough of a heart to sympathize with those people, fighting for their lives, then please stop breathing my air..
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Female 36
So true.
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Male 1,452
just my experience from reading your comments on IAB over the years gerry
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Male 2,384
the people will unite and thee few that put them in that position will be drated
- jack barry
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Female 1,441
And very well said EdiMessic.
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Female 1,441
Gerry1of1 will never cease trying to rationalize his laziness and apathy, and he will spend as much time and energy as needed to convince people who actually are trying to make a difference in the world that their efforts are fruitless. People like him are, and have always been the road blocks of humanity`s progress.
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Male 591
"You cannot free a slave, he can only free himself."

Um...no.
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Male 12,365
Kain1:

Have you taken up arms and are currently fighting to overthrow the state in any of those countries?

Have you been to any of them?

Do you know what`s really going on there, as opposed to whatever stories your media chooses to feed you?

Are you doing anything at all apart from feeling righteous because you believe what you`re being told to believe and rage at someone who doesn`t?
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Male 40,254
[quote]says the gay guy who votes for pro-interventionist anti-gay candidates. You grow into more and more of a contradiction everyday.[/quote]

I don`t vote a party ticket. I make my mind up based on the facts and issues.

As for candidates, I voted for Obama. Would you call him an interventionist anti-gay candidate? But I didn`t so much vote for him as against the other guy who was worse.

Try not to fall into the rut of making your mind up with a sound-bite.
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Male 12,365
I didn`t watch the video and I`m still alive. So the subject title is wrong. It`s just another person giving orders they`re not entitled to give. drat them.

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Male 1,452
[quote] This has to be settled by the people themselves, not with our intervention. [/quote]

says the gay guy who votes for pro-interventionist anti-gay candidates. You grow into more and more of a contradiction everyday.
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Male 2,419
too bad he ruined it by saying technology is evil and spewing religious crap, those texts also say you should have slaves
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Male 1,471
You may indeed have more life experience than me, but that does not necessarily make you wiser.. Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain and so on, the peoples of these countries have all, as you put it, said ENOUGH, and are fighting for their freedom, but are being gunned down for their effort.. I completely agree that you cannot GIVE people freedom. But to stand idly by and watch people fighting their oppressors get gunned down by the armies of the tyrants, from the safety of you couch, and not give a f***, is in my opinion the very pinnacle of douchebaggery..
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Male 156
@Brassbull Good deal. Lemme know how you like it/hate it.
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Female 2,769
LEAVE GERRY ALONE!!! *sobs uncontrollably*
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Male 1,610
Thanks Tanner. I`m gonna go netflix him now.
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Male 373
Love the song. The song alone already gave me goosebumps, but added with the video..
Maggot brain by Funkadelic.
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Male 114
In his touching video, you see the riot police performing their function and I`ve often wondered if they`re all just doing their jobs or may feel for the peoples` uprisings. I think it`d be a photo moment when you see a riot police officer drop his arms and helmet, thank his associates and then join the crowd in support.
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Male 2,796
Betterment for mankind? I am sure all of you will disagree and pretty much hate me this, however, the only logical choice to save all of mankind is mass genocide, abolishment of all religion and a child bearing cap of two after all the killing is done.

The world is overpopulated and will be soon overpopulated to the point where we cannot feed ourselves. Forget fuel... food will run out faster. In 50-100 years, war will look like a vacation compared to the innevitable alternatives. We have stupid people popping out babies, while the educated do not (because they are educated). We want to save thousands of starving children in Africa so they can what? Grow up and create more starving children?

The answer is brutal, but nobody will do it. We will kill ourselves because we are a virus.
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Male 10,440
[quote] You`re everything that`s
wrong with the world today. [/quote]

Leave it to me to defend Gerry. He may be a hopeless pessimist but that`s a long way from being all evil.

No. It`s important to get perspective. Gerry provides this. Never assume you are right regardless of how warm and fuzzy what you hear or see might make you.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Tales of IAB`s death are highly exaggerated... [/quote]

Stop right there! If IAB passes submissions randomly, without consideration of merit or entertainment value of thought-provocativeness, it`s still bound to get a few good ones in.
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Male 156
@Brassbull This was from The Great Dictator - a comedy, believe it or not. Here`s the YouTube link. Worth watching, as are the rest of Chaplin`s films.
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Male 10,440
I agree with the audio. Not so much the video.

Peace in the middle east would be a very good thing, sure, but it will never happen so long as the zealotry and rampant patriotism remain.
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Male 40,254

As to the haters... Me? Cynical? Probably. Biter? no.

Here`s the deal... You cannot free a slave, he can only free himself. For those of you who don`t want to exercise your gray matter and think that one through I`ll just spell it out for you.

You can`t give anyone freedom. He`ll just throw it away on the next Master that comes along. Whether that`s a religious zealot or a military dictator. He has to want it enough to fight for it himself!

In the U.S. we freed slaves, but they lived just above slave level for another hundered years before they themselves said ENOUGH and got their status and rights and freedoms for themselves.

This has to be settled by the people themselves, not with our intervention.

Bitter - no
Wiser than an idealistic 18 year old? - a little maybe

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Male 592
@ Gerry1of1;

Agreeing with Kain1 here. Your 40-49 years have
made you a bitter old man. And it`s quite frankly
sad to see. You`re gay, yet you`re racist. You `understand` humanity, yet you don`t do anything
to become part of the solution.

The world is better off without people like you
who think there`s no point in changing themselves
and their way of thinking, because others won`t
do the same or because you feel one person won`t
make a difference. You`re everything that`s
wrong with the world today.

Sad.
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Male 178
Hmmm.....good luck with that @#$!
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Male 1,471
@Gerry1of1: It seems you have grown cynical in your old age, as most men do... But the truth is that if you don`t work for the betterment of yourself and mankind, you`re just a waist of oxygen..
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Male 1,610
sounds like he`d make a great emperor. anyone know what movie that was from?
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Male 1,678
I liked him better when he was silent.
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Male 40,254

Let`s all love each other...blah blah blah

Seems like Jesus talked about brotherly love.
Not much has changed since then...we`re still doing the same things.
Human nature will not change.
Face it.
Deal with it and stop dreaming of impossible utopia.

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Female 180
Touching.
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Female 178
Tanner thank you for posting this video. It makes me yearn to do something!
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Male 295
The message of this video: Hitler ruined a great mustache.
TODAY`S THE DAY WE TAKE THE HITLER OUT OF HIS MUSTACHE!
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Male 1,452
Tales of IAB`s death are highly exaggerated...
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Male 156
Link: United We Rise: A MUST SEE! [Rate Link] - Everyone should take this video to heart.
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