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Protagoras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 01:30 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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  -Q for historians, sociiologist and experienced activists jokerman93  Nov-21-04 12:38 PM   #0 
  - Seems like a lot would depend on culture...  skooooo   Nov-21-04 12:43 PM   #1 
  - back in the day  knowbody0   Nov-21-04 01:04 PM   #2 
  - We've never been here before  serryjw   Nov-21-04 01:08 PM   #3 
  - You want the truth?  Ardee   Nov-21-04 01:12 PM   #4 
  - Great stuff Ardee  Protagoras   Nov-21-04 01:30 PM   #8 
  - You are asking about when will the "Tipping Point" comes "Q?" Right?  KoKo01   Nov-21-04 01:13 PM   #5 
  - Good question.  H2O Man   Nov-21-04 01:18 PM   #6 
  - A lot depends on what you mean by Noise.  Protagoras   Nov-21-04 01:26 PM   #7 
     - The Saving Grace is  Husb2Sparkly   Nov-21-04 01:48 PM   #9 
        - We don't want a messianic figure  Protagoras   Nov-21-04 02:14 PM   #10 
           - Nonono ... I don't mean **we** need a messianic figure  Husb2Sparkly   Nov-21-04 03:51 PM   #11 

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