The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38869   Message #549225
Posted By: Jane2001
13-Sep-01 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: While I am Still Rational--
Subject: RE: While I am Still Rational--
This summer I made a trip all around the Baltic by bus and train. Since I last visited Scandinavia 30 years ago there has been an enormous growth in Americanisation. In Russia and the Baltic States, which I visited for the first time, the scars of Communism were evident, as was the growing American influence. The important thing is that Americanisation was being spread BY CONSENT because people LIKE the product. If you don't like it, don't buy their Macdonalds hamburgers, Colgate toothpaste, Tampax, Levi jeans, Coca Cola etc. etc. etc., that'll show 'em. I know there are probably things wrong with the election process,(has anyone found a perfect system?) but at least you get to vote, and one voice is all anyone has a right to. Terrorists are people who think they deserve more than one voice.