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Originally posted by stonespiral
reply to post by fooffstarr
I always like it when somebody says something that I totally agree with. That's why I'm completely non-partisan. All this left vs. right is killing us as a nation, and has been for a very long time and i get the feeling that it only gets worse over time.
Whatever happened to just loving each other?
Originally posted by triplesod
Over this last year I have really discovered the racism and racial tensions in the USA for the very first time and I have been absolutely astonished by it
America, the most powerful, forward looking nation on the planet and it can be so backward in so many ways. There is no other first World nation (outside of South Africa) that still, on the 21st century, struggles with such abhorrent racism! It really does beggar belief! Especially for a Brit, like myself. Britain has never suffered from racism in the same way, I do not deny we have our fair shar or idiots (we also seem to have your share too) but the UK is not a racist country, never has been and hopefully never will (I say that because I have seen general racism creeping in, anti-west Asian, since 911 and I actually put that down to American influence. I am willing to debate that if anyone would like to pull me up on it). Our problem, pathetically, is still class. That is as ridiculous, if not more so than the US's problems with race.
How can a country, based on immigration, be so mistrusting of anyone of a different ethnicity? Is it that complicated, or is it strictly that white America is scared of people of African ancestry? That is even more bizarre!
Obama becoming president (which in a perfect World wouldn't even be a question. Let the World vote in your place and Obama will win by a landslide!) will make America a fascinating country to view for the next four years.
I know how great you people can be, I just hope your pillocks don't give the lot of you a bad name. As I always say, the reason Americans are so disliked is because, although we all have our idiots, your idiots seem to shout the loudest!
[Fake Edit] Seeing the comments posted on YouTube in response to a video that features a black person is truly shocking and always so predictable. These abhorrent comments are posted, 99% of the time, by Americans. Very sad.
[edit on 16-10-2008 by triplesod]
Originally posted by zysin5
reply to post by AnAbsoluteCreation
McCain has created a monster...
Originally posted by spacebagel
Not only did Barack Obama savor Wrights sermons,
Obama gave legitimacy — and a whole lot of money — to education programs built around the same extremist anti-American ideology preached by Reverend Wright.
All this is revealed by a bit of digging,
combined with a careful study of documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the education foundation Obama and Ayers jointly led in the late 1990s.. through ACORN
[edit on 16-10-2008 by spacebagel]