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state sponsored terrorism

I spent some time this afternoon listening to the founder of Alternative Radio. Thankfully, I attended with a friend who was sympathetic to the rage within when we left and who allowed me to "go off" for awhile. Here are some thoughts . . .
-This American Alternative wages a war of words against American Imperialism and claims to despise the British yet in the next breath he espouses brotherly love as the solution to the ills of the world. He spoke of how America is "keeping the world safe for hypocrisy" (rather than democracy) yet I sensed a bit of hypocrisy in what he said.
-This afternoon's glorification of anti-American sentiment concerns me. If Americans disdain their own country, does it become easier for others to justify their attempts to bring America to its knees?
-Haven't we spent enough time groaning about the abysmal foreign practices of America? Haven't recent changes given cause to hope for a brighter future? Am I naive to wish we would begin acting out of hope rather than despair?

1 comment:

Helen Gutfreund said...

Sarah - So great to hear from you! It looks as if you are having some amazing experiences abroad... pokes through some of your pictures. Im glad you didn't get eaten by the crocodiles!