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Thread #64299   Message #1053503
Posted By: musicmick
13-Nov-03 - 10:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
According to "Guest", the US is the most militaristic, warlike culture the world has ever seen. Is it possible that Guest can be so ignorant of history or is his hatred for the current administration so fervid that it has warped his perspective? I do not propose to spend an hour or so listing some of the truly barbaric and heartless war-based societies that have infected our planet in their times. Nor will I spend the many hours it would take to list the positive legacies of the American revolutionary experience. It is not very difficult to find fault with a powerful nation. Power is a corrupting force and a sometimes irresistable lure. In addition a democracy is prone to instability by its very nature. Ours is not an Eden or Shangrila but neither is it Sodom or Klingon. I have spent a lifetime protesting the aspects of American life that I believe are not in keeping with its moral imperative. But, I am sick and tired of the chronic critics who never have a good word to say about my country.
I am an American and, unlike more than a few of you guys, I am proud to be so identified.