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Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 02:30 PM
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8. Great stuff Ardee
I think people have a profound mis/lack of understanding of the power or pervasiveness of cultural myths.

Americans have perfected this flaw. We think we're the only/special/unique flowers of Freedom and Democracy in the world. That the IDEA of democracy started with us...and that no one has ever tried it or done it or certainly done it better.

But a funny thing happens if you actually look into other cultures...Go almost anywhere around the world and read their constitutions, talk to them about their heros and ideals.

All the stories start to sound very very familiar. Humans seem real good at talking the talk. We even codify it in books so that it seems official. But actually doing all those high minded things? Well that's a different story.
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