The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20255   Message #210002
Posted By: Art Thieme
10-Apr-00 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: Do Americans know?
Subject: RE: Do Americans know?
It's people who are stupid, greedy, gluttunous, paranoid and psychotic --- as well as being saintly, altruistic etc., etc. It's just what people are. Personally, I'm just quite sad if we in the U.S. are hated. But I suspect that for people to hate because others exhibit aspects of our common humanity is more proof that we are human---with all the shortcomings that entails. Keep in mind, a third of the people are against everything all the time. Therefore, in a perfect world, differences of opinion are not a reason we ought to hate the other guy. Sadly, if history tells us anything, it says we'll do what we will from one end of the love/hate spectrum to the other. Still, it's very saddening to me personally to hear you to say that, in your opinion, Gray Wolf, it's actually a fact that we are "hated"--all of us. I do hope that you never get the power to translate that hatred into a knock at my door in the middle of the night.

Art Thieme