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To: dawn53
Americans are funny, they stand up for the underdog

That is an odd trait we have isn't it?
3 posted on 04/10/2004 3:06:16 AM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: texasflower
I think it's an admirable trait, but not one that is seen in the "world at large."

In most cultures, in fact, in nature, "survival of the fittest" is the predominent issue.

I think our Judeo-Christian background makes us more compassionate, preferring to be on the side of a "fair fight" and therefore, less tolerant of folks who "gang up" or seem to bully others.
7 posted on 04/10/2004 3:26:13 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: texasflower
I understand we were underdogs during our nation's founding.
37 posted on 04/10/2004 8:23:42 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: texasflower
>>Americans are funny, they stand up for the underdog

>That is an odd trait we have isn't it?

Indeed. I think it helps our democracy... part of that "respecting but resisting authority" and such. Kind of reminds me of the story I read on FR this week about the Japanese horse that has never one a race (in over 100 tries) becoming the national obsession currently. Very strange reaction as a people, there, too.
61 posted on 04/10/2004 12:05:20 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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