Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I'm just reading and passing thru here, as I got work to do...but wchurchill, when you bold words it feels like you're yelling. Do you need to? Are you angry at the conversation? I have always felt you have made strong and intelligent arguments in conversations here, without having to yell...for me, it causes me to miss your points, actually. Aw...I probably sound like blog police...which I don't want to do, but, my point is that you may be obscuring your points with your emphasis.

And this keeps coming here at ET, in general, where in Europe we are having to defend ourselves from a pretty constant onslaught from the British/American press, that suggest that the European way of doing things is lazy, underachieving, no good, etc...in comparison to those two systems. Yet when people here push back, I have seen a number of American commenters take it like a personal attack...then things gets heated. It's weird...and uncomfortable

Being an American living in Europe, I have really begun to see first hand how the American agressive AND defenseive attitude has really caused ill will towards the US...and I've really grown to feel more stroongly that the US needs to mellow out. It's shit stinks like everyone elses...

Please, let's not get personal...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Wed Oct 12th, 2005 at 09:14:07 AM EST
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