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Also the US does not seek to preserve its (or any) culture the way France does, with, IMO, both countries representing the extremes of either approach.

To get all idealistic, I wish people would start thinking of themselves as human rather than as some sub-identity, because all this cultural badgering has been a fantastically successful tool for the elites to manipulate the masses for millenia.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 04:02:18 PM EST
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Yeah, I was trying to avoid going there.  And that's why I didn't want to talk about assimilation...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 04:05:25 PM EST
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Just repeat: I am a citizen of Earth. That's how i've felt for 15 years maybe? I guess once we mean real-life sentient aliens (assuming they exist), we'll have to revise that attitude. :)
by R343L (reverse qw/ten.cinos@l343r/) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 05:44:50 PM EST
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