posted on Sep, 21 2003 @ 04:31 PM
Tsk tsk and shame on you, you obviously have no understanding or real knowldge of the country you hate so passionatly! Americans loyal only to the
dollar? You have ALOT to learn, son.
By your logic, Finland is just a place as well, not a nation. Finns are a mix of Urgics, Swedes, Russians, ect. For that matter, so is much of Europe.
Look at the Spaniards, they are Moor, Celt, Teuton, Roman, what have you.
A Nation is a group of people who speak a common language, follow a common cultural constrct, and share a common history.
Americans have all three. Our ancestors fled from thier native lands because they sucked, or were forced to come here as slaves. Thus, we share a
common backgrounbd: we all came here under less than pleasant cicumstances, whether refugee or slave.
We speak a common language, English, tho this is eroding as our nation eordes, we soon will not be able to understand each other. But for now, our
offical language is English.
We have a common culture. The majority of Americans follow some sect of Christianity. Our family units are similar. Values tend to be similar.
Thus, we are a nation, by every definition.
And you really dont know anything about America, Fulcrum. You should stop being a slave to media portrayal. Total belief in any media source is the
path to dogmatic ignorance.
Solomon, the US must change if we are to embrace isolationism. Yes, we export less than we import. These things must be changed.
Isolation itself requires massive change. People, i cant figure out why, keep bringing up the points of dependancy on foreign resources.
This is the point of isolationism. To stop the depednance. Most of our imports are manufactured products. TVs dont grow in china. They can be
manufactured here. Anything that can be manufactured can be made here.
But it requires a MASSIVE change in oiur society and or economy. MASSIVE change and some sacrifice.
Nothing great is achieved without either.