posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 02:52 PM
reply to post by Misoir
Oh boy, that entire post just sounded like ideological horse pucky. I dont mean to come off so harsh because I see your intentions are well placed.
Im not for other people apologizing for me either, but we need to get away from this "America is great" routine. Its just plain obnoxious.
Do we hear people from other republics and democracies spout their countries greatness? No, we dont. Their are other countries with far less
poverty, far less crime and far higher standards of living out there. Do we hear about them spouting off how "great" they are? I fully believe in
the original plans the founding fathers setup for us. But we have long since removed ourselves from what made this country so prosperous, and the
ride to our current state of affairs has not been the smoothest.
Im not here to bash your idea, because you are right about China. I dont believe in their system, although their new capitalist tendencies are
fairing them well for the moment, so hats off to them. America simply needs to get back to her roots, I believe. Lets not forget where we came from,
but instead of spouting ideological, nationalistic rhetoric, lets focus on what we need to do to get back to that fantastic idea the faired so many
people nationwide and even worldwide for so long. We can do that with pride, but lets leave the nationalist arrogance at the door, eh?