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not systems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-05 10:31 PM
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4. sentimental nonsense mostly...
Edited on Wed Nov-16-05 10:32 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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