posted by resistancia
I hate the way that young people in Australia are starting to use American accents and say stuff like 'Whatever" "Talk to the hand" and other
idiotic sayings from American sitcoms. Australian and British words are disappearing from our vocabulary and finally, I dislike the attitude of some
Americans and in particular, your government be they either Democrats or Republicans (they are all corrupt)that they are superior to everyone else on
this planet. The USA is ethnocentric.
A good day to ya pal, how'r ya doin', trouble wyth th'lassie?
Don't hate so much (6x), I understand you perfectly well. You don't like yanks to rape your Mathilda. Fair enough!
I've been to Oz, I know what you mean, and if I should choose a place to resettle it would be down under - most privileged country I've ever seen
(for white folks). I love your space and nature, your cultural mix, your disrespect of social class, your straight forwardness - so I don't take your
post il intended, in no way, mate.
That's how aussies talk, straight forward.
I've never been to America - except for once being stock in LAX transit on my way cross pacific - but I've have ever since I got a perception of the
world, just loved America, for all the myths I was raised on, the cowboys and indians, the wild west, the settlers in the wilderness, "land of
oppurtunities", so forth, the big cars, the skyscrapers, its great spirit expressed in the multi-mix known as American Culture. Its music took me at
an early age and was never to let go its grip.
Amercans have to me always been the most interesting and intertaining people to be around. I've adored them all my life, but you're right, now they
make me sad, not because of their culture, but their politics. Yes, folks from America makes me sad. Not the "nuke'em" arrogants, I,ve got nothing
to do with them, but the easygoing more or less hip ones I've known for years. They're getting offensive, getting scared to a degree where they have
to defend these very un-american politics an unlawful administration rams down their throat.
No, I don't like US politics, and to tell what I think oughta be done to Dubaya, would earn me a single ticket to... well, it's classified. So I
Just let me say I dislike George double trouble as much I do John Howard and my own man of the dark, Mr Rasmussen of the ridiculous, windy, cold,
rain-infested, envy-ridden, islamophobic country I come from.
But it doesn't make me hate my country.
In fact the further out in social injustice, illegal alliances and human rights abuses it gets, the more I appriciate its uniqueness, and the more it
needs my love, cause hate don't change anything, it polarizes, make things flip into something worse.
So love is all you need, and it goes more than ever for America.
Face this fact and give it some consideration. Sophisticated weaponery, or even its predominance, didn't win the Cold War. A culture did, the
American, the richest, widest spanning and most all embracing the world has ever seen.
It conquered the anglo-sachsian, christian caucasian world with its multi-faceted expressions from stupid brain-dead inducing sitcoms to the poetry
embedded in the long tradition of its popular music. That's what people wanted. The Soviet culture couldn't give them anything near, so it
eventually had to collapse -- well, the build-in lies in its economy helped.
The moral is, in the end the People always gets what they want, though it might take an awful lot of suffering and killing, before they get there.
So the question is now, what does the American People want.
Not their sons to get killed in Iraq.
Not to be increasingly disgraced in the world opinion.
Not to have their system of justice compromised by implementations of Soviet-like laws.
And definitely not to have their freedom put on the peril by such laws.
By the way, anybody ever read Franz Kafka's novel "The Trial"? About a character named Josef K., who awakens one morning and, for reasons never
revealed, is arrested and subjected to the rigours of the judicial process for an unspecified crime.
It was a nightmare fiction of future times in 1925 when it was published. As we all know the horrors did came true, and a system cherishing core
values of liberty and individual freedom, fortunately came to our help and fought and destroyed the tyranni. Some of us are forever thankful for
But who is to fight the present day lone-superpower tyranni? There's only the People to do that. Civil obedience have brought down administrations
and stopped wars before in the history of America. That's why they make these unlawful laws, to scare them off.
I pray to my soul they won't succeed.
You can't count on Osama to do the work, he's not doing it for liberty and freedom (should be clear), no, he's doing it out of hate to that most
successful culture in the history of Man. The American. And the US should respect that.
They don't want no shallow entertainment, pornography or ungodly music.
That's the core of the problem of this war, that has made Americans so much hated worldwide. They want the oil (and to pay for it), but they wanna
pay with what they've got - American culture. Only problem, they donne wannit.
What this so-called WOT is all about.
Tell me, who is the real terrorist, the one forced to listen to loud music, or the one forcing that music on someone who dislikes it?
For more on the subject, see my signature-post
[edited for adding this suggestion: make the 17th of October into a day of sorrow.
On that day of shame the military tribunal laws were passed.
Every forthcomming October 17, lower your flag to half mast until these disgraceful laws are removed]
[edit on 19/10/06 by khunmoon]