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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-04 04:28 AM
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23. But on the flip side, look at how many people in this thread admit
that they are ashamed to be American.

When was the last time you heard someone admit to being ashamed of being English, Italian, Japanese or Rwandan? Is it because America is the only country worth being ashamed of? Somehow I doubt it.

You are not your country.

It is as absurd to be ashamed of being American as it is to be proud of it. An accident of birth has nothing to do with your identity. I am a global citizen before I am an American and the actions of uneducated trogledytes who happen to have been born within the same arbitrary national borders as me have no impact on my life or self-esteem whatsoever.
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  -I need to share my feeling with you kera  Apr-29-04 12:26 AM   #0 
  - I know what you mean.  Failure   Apr-29-04 12:28 AM   #1 
  - Its  mharris660   Apr-29-04 12:28 AM   #2 
  - I'm American and I hate those words and that attitude....  kentuck   Apr-29-04 12:29 AM   #3 
  - All I can do is give you a cyberhug and hope that you  Cleita   Apr-29-04 12:30 AM   #4 
  - Believe me ...  BattyDem   Apr-29-04 12:32 AM   #5 
  - Pill Popping Nation  sandnsea   Apr-29-04 12:32 AM   #6 
  - LOLOL..  dudeness   Apr-29-04 04:36 AM   #24 
  - I agree.  Seldona   Apr-29-04 12:32 AM   #7 
  - It's very disheartening  FemaleDemfromMass   Apr-29-04 12:34 AM   #8 
  - I am ashamed  CoonDawg   Apr-29-04 12:36 AM   #9 
  - Does anyone else ever feel this way?  BattyDem   Apr-29-04 12:42 AM   #10 
  - me too  28erl   Apr-29-04 12:49 AM   #11 
  - I do  mharris660   Apr-29-04 01:43 AM   #17 
  - Yes, I certainly do.  parasim   Apr-29-04 02:52 AM   #19 
  - I hate that attitude, too...  LynzM   Apr-29-04 12:59 AM   #12 
  - Thank you for sharing...  parasim   Apr-29-04 01:01 AM   #13 
  - Thanks a lot for your understanding  kera   Apr-29-04 01:27 AM   #14 
  - Campaign ads are lower than evil...  parasim   Apr-29-04 03:11 AM   #20 
  - I'm ashamed of what this government is doing but it "not in my  Lindsey   Apr-29-04 01:34 AM   #15 
     - Yup, know exactly what you mean...  parasim   Apr-29-04 03:20 AM   #21 
  - you are right  G_j   Apr-29-04 01:39 AM   #16 
  - yep...  krkaufman   Apr-29-04 02:03 AM   #18 
  - You're absolutely right  markomalley   Apr-29-04 04:17 AM   #22 
  - But on the flip side, look at how many people in this thread admit  bezdomny   Apr-29-04 04:28 AM   #23 
  - I see what you are saying...  parasim   Apr-29-04 09:04 AM   #25 
  - It's sad  ethereal   Apr-29-04 09:19 AM   #26 
  - Anyone who gives you shit for being American is a bully.  bezdomny   Apr-30-04 12:01 AM   #31 
  - It's more than an "accident of birth"  Kanary   Apr-29-04 09:32 AM   #28 
  - Is feeling ashamed enough?  Iceburg   Apr-29-04 09:23 AM   #27 
  - I intentionally avoided finding those pictures  alittlelark   Apr-30-04 12:53 AM   #35 
  - love is stronger than hate  SuffragetteSal   Apr-29-04 09:33 AM   #29 
  - kick  G_j   Apr-29-04 11:49 PM   #30 
  - I got news for all of you. America has ALWAYS been this way.  Solomon   Apr-30-04 12:11 AM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-30-04 12:35 AM   #33 
  - I refuse to believe that's really how people feel  deek   Apr-30-04 12:39 AM   #34 

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