2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Old story, but still relevant:
Last edited by Erod; 12-21-10 at 01:56 PM.
Winston Churchill may be quite a stereotypical depiction of the old, Imperial Englishman. Yet David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister from 1916 to 1922, spoke English as his second language -- he was Welsh. And now, Tony Blair is a very stereotypicial depiction of the progressive Englishman.
And yet they're all British, and none are "more" British than the others, so I would say that, to label the nation, or even just the country of England within the nation, as an old-style Imperialistic, conservative bastion would be quite false.
What is fomented in the imaginations of "hardcore American nationalists" is the idea that I have nothing good to say about the States, ever, by merit of being a Eurosocialist baby-killing commie Muslim Imperialist genocidal push-over, to put it succinctly.
Don't believe the last statement? Albert di Salvo, how do you feel about Europeans? Or shall I drag up your old posts?
Only thank God men have done learned how to forget quick what they ain't brave enough to try to cure.
— William Faulkner, The Hamlet
People talking about what the average soldier fought for really need to stfu already. Nobody cares if Pvt Jimmy Gonzales is fighting to get oil or WMDs. He doesn't make policy nor is he somebody who will change the outcome of the war. What matters on the historical record is evidence of what policy makers did and said. The historical record on the civil war clearly shows and PROVES the South's main and imminent reason for secession was slavery. End. Of. Story.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK