reply to post by CodyOutlaw
What is it about Knox that makes you so mad? All of the above are American, too.
To be precise it was the reports of 'sexual abuse' that really kicked me over the cliff. I was not particularly interested in the case and I watch
next to 0 television. I do, however, sit on the couch with my girlfriend when she is watching T.V.. So I saw the Amanda Knox thing when she was
sentenced and watched the T.V. along with my girl.
For what it is worth, it is only my opinion, but just as some other members have said they just 'knew' or 'know' that A. Knox is guilty, I just knew
she wasn't. A big part of what allowed me to 'know' that is because I have some (obviously biased) experience with Italian culture. When you really
pay attention you realize that it is like living in this little Tyrolean cuckoo clock and most of the inhabitants are just as two dimensional and
gaudy, whacking away with their little hammers showing stiff smiles. Anyway....
So what has upset me the most, if I boil it down, is the feeling
* of having been abandoned by our European brothers and sisters in our hour of
need. We answered so many different clangings of that clock and when our clock clanged...the response was crickets.
I find the Amanda Knox case to be symbolic of all of this.
And now it is just a standard fact that we are hated and must now work to regain the love (or whatever) of Euro-Land. Where is the understanding?
Americans are, as individuals, experts of understanding and tolerance. How do you think we got this way as a society? But when things fly off the
stick for us once
and we are down, you all seem to be there lined up for a kick
That. Pisssssses. Me. Off.
But I am gonna be OK. I know we are all in this together. We remember that whenever something reallly
bad happens. So, I don't mean to stir
things up, I only offer my honest thoughts on this in the hopes that others will do the same.
Thanks for being a voice of reason.
*thinking obviously has had little to do with my OP.
edit on 11-10-2011 by Frater210 because: bloop