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Kos Zuniga grew up, as did S. Gilliard, in a family that had come to positively experience the US military as a means that fostered his personal, or in Gilliard's case that of his father's, emancipation with (and into) mainstream middle-class America. Kos is a first generation immigrant kid from El Salvador, Steve is African American guy from NYC. Both tend to romanticize an alledged meta-ethos of the US miltary. Until only 5 years ago Gilliard was still very much proposing an imperialist 'Listen you punks, if you are not with us we'll show you and our military will bulldoze you into the ground you elitist European sissy bastards' policy approach.

On dKos I had posts deleted countless times and I also got banned by Gilliard, which led to one of (what now is considered by many) the greatest mythical pig fights and one of the most memorable internet wars ever (thousands of posts on various boards with troll attacks, cracking pass words, deleting entire data bases) and to the implosion and destruction of one the up to then most promising message board's.

But then Bush got into power and things changed. Gilliard became a liberal. Nice!

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819

by Ritter on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 06:33:11 PM EST
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