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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 09:36 PM
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24. I disagree - based on much of the history I've read.
Let me explain, please.

You said: "There WAS a time in the past when Americans weren't parochial racist, jingoistic, arrogant fools..."

I would say:

"There WAS a time in the past when Americans weren't {comfortably, openly, and unashamedly} parochial racist, jingoistic, arrogant fools {and those who displayed such were ridiculed for their parochial, racist, jingoistic, arrogance, and willful ignorance}."

YMMV.
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  -There WAS a time in the past when Americans weren't parochial racist, jingoistic, arrogant fools ddeclue  Sep-23-09 07:02 PM   #0 
  - Another reason to hate FDR, I guess - He spoke French  AspenRose   Sep-23-09 07:04 PM   #1 
  - You have got to be kidding. Racism and bigotry were far worse  virgogal   Sep-23-09 07:07 PM   #2 
  - I begin to doubt that when I hear about lynched Census workers  ddeclue   Sep-23-09 07:08 PM   #4 
  - Then you had better brush up on your history-tolerance of others  virgogal   Sep-23-09 07:11 PM   #10 
     - I am quite aware of my history.  ddeclue   Sep-23-09 07:12 PM   #13 
        - My response was to your original post,which was comparing today  virgogal   Sep-23-09 07:19 PM   #16 
  - Oh, you beat me to it. The Japanese camps were pretty fucked up too. nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-23-09 07:08 PM   #5 
  - Wasn't segregation still prominent in Roosevelt's day? nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-23-09 07:08 PM   #3 
  - Until the mid 1960's actually.  ddeclue   Sep-23-09 07:10 PM   #9 
  - Uh, when was that?  BlooInBloo   Sep-23-09 07:09 PM   #6 
  - We are already at "Idiocracy" you only look at the Repugs  MadMaddie   Sep-23-09 07:10 PM   #7 
  - Parochial racist, jingoistic, arrogant fools have always been  LiberalAndProud   Sep-23-09 07:10 PM   #8 
  - You aren't  Prophet 451   Sep-23-09 08:38 PM   #21 
  - The past was much, much worse  Confusious   Sep-23-09 11:28 PM   #36 
  - Actually, they were. It wasn't so noticeable in the segregated neighborhoods,  Cleita   Sep-23-09 07:11 PM   #11 
  - Yep. It was also less visible before we had all the media platforms  EFerrari   Sep-23-09 10:00 PM   #25 
  - Yeah, it was before the Corporate take over. Back when people were citizens, not just consumers. nt  anonymous171   Sep-23-09 07:11 PM   #12 
  - Before that they were laborers  AllentownJake   Sep-23-09 10:12 PM   #30 
  - Got a link?  izquierdista   Sep-23-09 07:16 PM   #14 
  - Just search for Franklin Delano Roosevelt on iTunes and then look through the recordings.  ddeclue   Sep-23-09 07:18 PM   #15 
     - Tell that to the Japanese Americans or African Americans of the time  AllentownJake   Sep-23-09 10:04 PM   #26 
  - Wonderful post....  samplegirl   Sep-23-09 07:20 PM   #17 
  - Depends on what layer of the population you are talking about  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-23-09 07:21 PM   #18 
  - Our elites haven't exactly been the best the world has to offer  AllentownJake   Sep-23-09 10:09 PM   #28 
  - I don't think that all of these negative traits  appamado amata padam   Sep-23-09 07:34 PM   #19 
  - Americans? Which Americans?  MineralMan   Sep-23-09 07:55 PM   #20 
  - I've been saying that ever since I saw Idiocracy......we are hurling toward  ladywnch   Sep-23-09 08:56 PM   #22 
  - You have to understand when you are watching that movie  AllentownJake   Sep-23-09 10:10 PM   #29 
     - sadly, I know. n/t  ladywnch   Sep-23-09 10:56 PM   #33 
  - too late. imo  spanone   Sep-23-09 09:29 PM   #23 
  - I disagree - based on much of the history I've read.  Cerridwen   Sep-23-09 09:36 PM   #24 
  - No we have always been assholes  AllentownJake   Sep-23-09 10:05 PM   #27 
  - Untrue. We're better now than we were  Prism   Sep-23-09 10:22 PM   #31 
  - Every generation thinks that  TxRider   Sep-23-09 10:25 PM   #32 
  - My Grandmother still spoke a dialect of German  AllentownJake   Sep-23-09 11:12 PM   #34 
  - That one week in 1972 doesn't really count  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-23-09 11:14 PM   #35 
  - Dig up a poem by Ebenezer Cooke called "The Sotweed Factor"  DeltaLitProf   Sep-23-09 11:42 PM   #37 
  - Hard for amyone not my age to understand, but even those of  efhmc   Sep-23-09 11:59 PM   #38 
  - It's already happened. We're there.  Greyhound   Sep-24-09 12:08 AM   #39 
  - I'm not really sure there was. nt  Critters2   Sep-24-09 12:11 AM   #40 
  - I can't laugh enough how wrong you are.  Johonny   Sep-24-09 12:42 AM   #41 
 

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