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Thread #64299   Message #1054453
Posted By: musicmick
15-Nov-03 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
My reaction was not to a criticism of America or the present administration. It is to the utter lack of balance in the expressed views of these particular critics. When I see "Guest" or others of his ilk decry the excesses of other states (like, for instance, the war-mongering, anti-civil liberty, anti-poor, anti-women, anti-labor traditions of states like Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Liberia etc.), I will treat their gripes with American sins more seriously. The USA is not a paradise, nor is it the paragon of virtue. I have conceded this many times. I am not blinded by patriotism. It is, however the most charitable super power the world has ever known. Unlike other world powers (Romans, Holy Roman Empire, Ottomans, British, French, Mongolian, to name a few) the actions of the USA have been tempered by its democratic structure and the decency of its people. American Napolean wannabes are as evil as anyone else's but, unlike the other guys, our s.o.b.s have to stand election against a powerful and power hungry opposition party who use the excesses of the leaders as fodder for the campaign. All I ask is that you check out the history of great powers. I think you will find that our poop stinks no worse than theirs and, in most cases, it comes out roses.