Originally posted by Redwookieaz
Now I can only hope that enough Americans will ppick their butts up off the couch, switch off American Idol and burn down Monsanto here too!
A noble charge you're putting forth, but why such contempt for your fellow countrymen?
At present and as it stands, we Americans have a bad enough reputation with the rest of the world without the added self-hate we are told we should possess. Ohhh!..Yes, we're such tyrants. "You !@#$ Americans...This is all your fault!!", cries the rest of the planet. Their government's propaganda-storm fueling the firestorm. Their lack of readiness to accept a bit of blame themselves should be considered as well.
In reality it's none of our citizen's individual fault, but the result of our past leaders actions, if they can be called that...leaders, pft!!
Understand that in no way am I suggesting that we the nation get our slate wiped completely clean. Not one of us is that perfect citizen we should strive to be, but we shouldn't dwell on our problems and feel sorry for ourselves. Nor should we be critical of ourselves, like you are doing, but we should study the past and understand how this shizstorm has manifested itself. We should then do everything that we common people can do in making sure we never let it happen again.
Give Washington the evil eye...not your fellow man.
edit on 4-11-2010 by susp3kt because: (no reason given)