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Thread #64299   Message #1054303
Posted By: Peace
15-Nov-03 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
musicmic,

I have made clear my admiration for the people of the USA. I think your government sucks. It is being hijacked, and you pretend not to see it. Ignoring the tremendous disparity between rich and poor, housed and homeless, fed and hungry, franchised and disenfranchised does no honour to your country. It ain't an all or nothing proposition. I expect next you will spout, "My country, right or wrong" or "America, love it or leave it!" I don't doubt that much of my life teaching farmers' children has blessed me with lots of 'cracker' friends, and redneck amigos. When the shit hits the fan, they stand and deliver. I also have friends who disagree strongly with our government in Canada. Some of the aforementioned are one and the same people. I love my country very much. It would not be love were I to turn away and ignore its faults. It may have been utopian to think that "a country's just as free as a padlocked priso door", but its a thought that generates a really neat goal. If you don't want to improve your country, you ain't much of a patriot. Nothin' personal.