posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 08:29 PM
Like it or not, George Bush is the figurehead of America and as such, some people in other countries may think of America as solely based on George
Bush's views. Americans can be guilty of doing the same to other countries.
How many people boycotting French products, have directed their anger at the "French", that is, the people of France, instead of at the French
leaders' politics. It's inevitable, because the two are linked.
And yet, they are completely seperate.
Just as an American citizen is seperate from George Bush, but both are America.
To these people I say,
Think, therefore of the French as those people in France who live normal lives, work normal jobs, read the paper, surf the net, have opinions on world
events - think of those people as seperate from their leaders.
Realise that they may be for eliminating Saddam, and that they may agree with everything that George Bush says. They would be supporting the war, if
only that was their choice to make.
Than ask yourself if your voice is so loud, that maybe you can't hear what they're saying.
Supporting the war is one thing, stereotyping millions of people because they (might) have different beliefs than you is what starts wars.