Oh Mikki Mikki Mikki! Wosall this about? We're here for rocks not adolescent political protest. I'm sure you can find plenty of places for that without tainting here with political opinion. Leave them to it, life's too short and you wont change anything, believe me.
Politics and religion are a nono as topics, such discussions only end in disagreement and tears, as we all have our own points of view. Seeking to change others opinions or garner support for your own beliefs can loose you a friend. And let me tell you, a good friend in life is worth more than a sack of gold!
There I've said my piece, you can give me a good smacking the next time we see each other!
PS, Hi Dave, who is this 'Eric'?