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originally posted by: Maverick1
originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: drewlander
a reply to: dfnj2015
As someone who travels internationally fairly regularly, I don't experience any of that at all. I don't feel any need to hide where I'm from, no embarrassment (why would that be the case?), and no increase in danger level at all. I'm actually shocked to see anyone express any need or desire to say they're not from the USA.
The poster reads Motherjones and links to Chomsky. They are programmed to think that way.
It isn't real.
Like the other poster said: It's (creepy, conformist) tribalism that the far left insists on.
Pity them, they are more victim than villain.
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