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So, Americans who say that since they don't poke their nose into our domestic affairs, we should stay out of theirs

This brings me back to my main critique of this site - it's too obsessed with viewing the world through the lens of nations. The time for that passed 100 years ago. Since we all live on this tiny enclosed planet, you're god damn right I'm interested in your political affairs, as you should be interested in mine.

I can barely tolerate the nationalism on this site, particularly the European inferiority complex, well honed and quite dysfunctional after decades of American ideological domination. Don't get me wrong - this site is as mild as it gets. For me, DailyKos is completely out of the question, as is every other politically themed community I've come across.

When I get defensive about the US in my comments, as I often do, a small chunk of it is indeed my American identity, but most of it is an infuriated human being watching us careen off the edge into the abyss while we split straws over meaningless medium term European advantages - meaningless if you give a shit about what might be going on in this planet beyond your own lifetime - which is fantastically short.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Oct 7th, 2008 at 04:01:56 AM EST

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