posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 06:05 PM
I've read the article as well as the thread, and it never ceases to annoy me how quickly we on either side of "the pond" can quickly flush a thread
down the drain of a jingoistic pissing contest.
The post prior to mine makes perhaps the best point I've seen thus far. Specifically, that our world [that's yours and mine] has been
co-opted [to put it lightly] by international banking interests.
And while we quibble like school children over whose country is a bigger source of douchebags, TPTB continue to charge us for their ownership.
Some years ago, when the steel-stoned Chavez called my president "el Diablo", I thought "good for him. Bush is an idiot."
Regardless of Pres. Bush's perceived idiocy, I find myself today being far less eager to co-sign the divisive and certainly-political ministrations
of yet another international oil man.
I hope that it's apparent to you, reader, that I'm no "fan" of our 43rd president. That said, I don't take kindly to citizens of any
country painting Americans one way or another in broad, bashing strokes. Such petty dialogue is, quite frankly, beneath me.
And it should be beneath ATSer's in general. Like so much of the primitive political crap that's been thankfully pushed off our boards of late.
If you hate America, that's your right as a human being. And I'm in no position, nor would I ever want to be, to claim any right to tell another
adult what or how to think or feel. That's a full-time job, and I'd be the one, ultimately, paying the biggest price, in peace of mind.
However, if you are a "hater", as the kids say, of America[ns], or any other nation and/or her people, for that matter, then I merely suggest
that you contemplate long and hard exactly what it is that you "hate" so much. Furthermore, for my fellow Americans with such short-sighted
contempt for our still-great nation, would you care to suggest alternatives? Or, are you more pathologically "comfortable" in dwelling on the