Mudcat Café message #1053921 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64299   Message #1053921
Posted By: GUEST,pdc
14-Nov-03 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Musicmic said:

(If you think our government is currupt, try living in another country. If you think our freedom is under attack, check out the civil liberties available elsewhere).

Really, this kind of rhetoric has become not only shopworn, but tedious in the extreme. Check out virtually all of Europe; check out the country to the north of you; check out Scandinavia, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand, etc., etc., etc.! The kind of thinking that produces that sort of kneejerk rhetoric is no longer applicable. Your freedom is much more under attack -- by your own government -- than the freedom of virtually any country in the list I just produced.

Do you not think that the rest of the world gets tired to death of that pre-recorded, repetitious monotone of "US is the Best"? You go ahead and believe it -- I believe it is transfused into American babies at birth. But don't expect the rest of us to ignore the evidence in favour of your meaningless, rote catechism.