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not systems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-05 09:31 PM
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4. sentimental nonsense mostly...
Edited on Wed Nov-16-05 09:32 PM by not systems
"welcomes your tired and your poor"

Ummm...

"Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American."

That is a lot of universalist claptrap.

Sure we might like to think that all good things in
the world are emanations of Americanism...

but that is just one of the core ideas of the American's
imperialist ideology.

Tell it to the dead in our hundred years of empire building.

In the Philippians, Vietnam and Korea...and El Salvador and Chile
and Guatemala ... and Iraq.

"most prosperous land in the history of the world"

not really but it is nice to think so.



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  -To Destroy an American ~ bridgit  Nov-16-05 09:23 PM   #0 
  - I saw this...  Mythsaje   Nov-16-05 09:25 PM   #1 
  - it works for me somehow, and part of my belief is that there will be...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:29 PM   #3 
  - Nicely written  PatrioticLeftie   Nov-16-05 09:29 PM   #2 
  - it's not our leaders, friend, it's us...'we the people', we are America..  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:32 PM   #5 
     - Which is good because they cannot take ourselves away from us  PatrioticLeftie   Nov-16-05 09:33 PM   #6 
  - sentimental nonsense mostly...  not systems   Nov-16-05 09:31 PM   #4 
  - our more lofty of poetries; were so never so flagrantly usurped by...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:36 PM   #7 
  - Such cynicism  Mythsaje   Nov-16-05 09:37 PM   #8 
  - Well said.  ThruTheLookingGlass   Nov-16-05 09:41 PM   #9 
  - Maybe that is the problem...  not systems   Nov-16-05 09:44 PM   #12 
     - That's exactly the point...  WCGreen   Nov-16-05 09:54 PM   #22 
  - I feel sorry for you that you can't see the greatness of America  WCGreen   Nov-16-05 09:45 PM   #13 
     - yo sup, WC...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:47 PM   #14 
     - One of my favorite movies.....  WCGreen   Nov-16-05 09:48 PM   #16 
        - it's all good friend, you know that...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:51 PM   #18 
           - Yep, indeed I do....  WCGreen   Nov-16-05 09:55 PM   #24 
     - Sorry if I don't get my flag waving...  not systems   Nov-16-05 09:50 PM   #17 
        - bwahaha...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:52 PM   #19 
  - Saw this years ago-snopes says false  TexasProgresive   Nov-16-05 09:42 PM   #10 
  - ah, now that's the GD i'm used to, never say 'fine & dandy'...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:44 PM   #11 
  - And it was written for the National Review  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-16-05 09:56 PM   #25 
     - Sounds about right...  not systems   Nov-16-05 09:59 PM   #27 
  - Those were the Americans I thought I knew.  Cleita   Nov-16-05 09:48 PM   #15 
  - that sounds right to me...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:53 PM   #21 
  - not this again  mahatmakanejeeves   Nov-16-05 09:53 PM   #20 
  - omg, you got that right, post# 10 blew you out...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 09:56 PM   #26 
  - Nice little myth  mmonk   Nov-16-05 09:54 PM   #23 
  - i'm not so sure it's as mythical as you may think it...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 10:04 PM   #28 
     - Absolutely...  Mythsaje   Nov-16-05 10:10 PM   #29 
     - true...to my mind true...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 10:17 PM   #31 
     - Lucky day not to be ...  not systems   Nov-16-05 10:15 PM   #30 
     - i hope there will be someone there to change your shit bag...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 10:19 PM   #32 
        - Umm... ok whatever...  not systems   Nov-16-05 10:22 PM   #34 
           - no, no...whatever YOU say grumpy, that is clearly all that matters...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 10:25 PM   #36 
              - Good then get the soap...  not systems   Nov-16-05 10:27 PM   #37 
                 - bwahaha...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 10:28 PM   #38 
     - A myth can have familiar bits and pieces of reality,  mmonk   Nov-16-05 10:21 PM   #33 
        - america, a living breathing concept...  bridgit   Nov-16-05 10:24 PM   #35 
  - Hear Hear, even if false  DavidBowman   Nov-16-05 10:41 PM   #39 
  - Hi David Bowman!!  newyawker99   Nov-17-05 08:33 AM   #40 
  - Welcome to DU, David!  Buns_of_Fire   Nov-17-05 09:21 AM   #41 
  - WOW  dkofos   Nov-17-05 11:54 AM   #42 
 

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