I believe the persecution is in your head. I just think that you missed the point completely.
Please. It's anti-American sentiment. You had me at "world police." But whatever, since I'm a lazy American I'm innately ignorant right?
I don't believe any country has ghosted people away for hate crimes. Treason and various "crimes against the state" maybe, but not hate speech.
Any negative opinions or statements made by people resulted in disappearance. You don't need to look far for various regimes, past and current. Saddam Hussein? Interestingly enough, did you know that "hate speech" is against the law in Canada? They won't lock you up in an unknown jail but they'll definetly prosecute you. I'm not joking. It's that kind of tyranny our past patriots fought against.
You get to live in America, land of sunshine and really picturesque places (New Jersey now withstanding). We have to stay in Britain, l;and of gloom and misery. I think it's a fair trade.
Jersey's not as eloquent as you might think lol, visit Camden and East Newark and all the places with Jersey Shore wannabes
You mean the Patriot Act, all that oppression by and President George Bush against "we the people", right?
The difference is, there is a legitimate threat out there that puts innocent lives at risk. This isn't tyranny or oppression; the Patriot Act has proven to show results and has proven to save not just American, but global citizens' lives. This past decade, due to the Patriot Act, which was a response to the 9/11 attacks that claimed 3,000 lives, we have stopped nearly two-dozen terrorist attacks. That's 24! We stopped subway bomb plots and the like, not to mention we prevented attacks on a military base in my state (Ft. Dix) We are 3 steps ahead of them because of the Patriot Act. Oppression means abuse of authority in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. I believe the events of 9/11 justified the Patriot Act.
My father was 3 blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11. The things he saw, the people he saw jumping out of the buildings..just awful. One of my friend's dad's died in the towers, another friend's uncle was never found and is still listed as missing. My father does not want to relive that day. I don't want any American or non-American to. And yet violent Islamic extremists hail this as a victory for Islam. They are a threat I take very seriously.
That's right, son, you're a red, White and Blue knight, fighting the good fight under the rockets red glare! Show those Red Coats what freedom tastes like! It' tastes like a boot to their yellow, misshapen teeth!
Woop, woop! This is all getting heated! Best Filipino-America Friendship day ever!
*sigh* I don't want to cause any trouble. You have every right to an opinion whether I agree with it or not. That's all I have to say.