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We're back to this bullshit then?

America IS 300 million people, and roughly half of those who are eligible to vote do so, and roughly half of those vote republican, oops, except for this last election, but we will ignore that since it doesn't fit into your pea-brained frame.

America IS 300 million people, who speak practically every known language, practice practically every known religion, who live in cities and suburbs and rural areas, who are illiterate and who hold PhD's.

America IS 300 million people, many things but not homogenous and certainly not represented by a government which is at this very minute deciding to IGNORE the will of the people and of Congress and escalate the war in Iraq.

America IS not Europe, and hopefully one day everyone can get over that.

But in the mean time I suggest that if you and other Europeans can embrace such a simplistic, crude and imaginary definition of America, you would be wise to work on your own worldviews, which, despite the fact that you were born or live on a certian continent, seem to be lacking in some fundamental common sense.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 08:58:09 AM EST
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To go back to the topic of the diary...

America IS 300 million people, many things but not homogenous and certainly not represented by a government which is at this very minute deciding to IGNORE the will of the people and of Congress and escalate the war in Iraq.

What is going to be done about that?

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 09:03:25 AM EST
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well an exact copy of the Hermione, is due to sail to Boston next year...

http://www.hermione.com/anglais/index_va.htm

by oldfrog on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 10:01:02 AM EST
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What can be done about it?  

We marched in the streets and that didn't stop him.
We took control of Congress and that didn't stop him.
The Democrats have stated they will not support a surge, and are preparing legislation to stop funding for a surge, and that will not stop him.

Bloody revolution?  Good luck selling that to the majority who want to end the bloodshed.

Vigilance and 2008 are my best answers.  

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 02:48:39 PM EST
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The world has turned more unforgiving towards the entire population of the USA since the re-election of GWB in 2004 - as I (and many others) feared it would do. The majority of the voting half of the USA population in 2004 catalysed the destruction of the dream of America for the rest of the world - despite commendable efforts and apologies. Of course the destruction of the appreciation for USA was already accelerating under the first presidency of George W. Bush. Already in 2003 the USA was the most resented -nation- of the world, if I remember right.

I am in awe of your intentions and efforts to set the record straight - but you're fighting the hardest thing there is: a narrative. Welcome to the club.

by Nomad on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 10:39:24 AM EST
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excellent.  but I would hope those here can think beyond a narrative for the sheep.
by HiD on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 05:15:56 PM EST
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