a reply to: tadaman
I think it has to be said, that hating America and everything contained within it is unacceptable. No nation on this planet, exclusively contains
persons and concepts which without exception, ought to be the target of anger and vilification. Heck, even North Korea has reasonable people in it,
although most of them would rather be pretty much anywhere else!
However, it also has to be said, that voicing an opinion which is negative toward American foreign policy, its companies and the way its corporate
sector has been instrumental in assisting intelligence agencies in destabilising and damaging nations, their governments, and even bumping off their
leaders in places ranging from Latin American nations, to the Middle East, the Balkans, and many others over the last few decades, is a fair point,
and the only reason to argue against that view in my estimation, is to stifle fair and free discussion on such matters.
Also, you must remember that most people who comment negatively against any one nations policies or leadership, comment extremely vocally and
negatively against their own governments methodology, structure, policies, and so on. That is never truer than in the case of British persons, who see
their own government trying to set up US style police agencies in a nation which has no need of them, government which follows the US into every
failed idea for a war one could possibly think up, and is a major partner of the US when it comes to the illegal, and treasonous behaviour of its
intelligence services, where monitoring of internet usage is concerned.
In short, hate is never welcome, from any sector, toward any other. However, fair comment is fair comment, and if you cannot take a little honesty
and reality, whether it be from your next door neighbour, OR from someone the other side of the planet, then that is unfortunate, but just because you
do not enjoy a comment or attitude, does not invalidate it.