RE: Post #22
Very salient points and my thoughts exactly. I am so sick and tired of Americans being labeled bigots. This is the most diverse and culturally sensitive place on the planet.
How long would I last as a white American male in Syria, Egypt, etc.?
I would actually like to see some folks get a little riled up now and then. It might inspire some leadership of the Muslim faith to start demonstrating some patriotism and solidarity among “fellow” Americans here in the US.
When I see these morons overseas screaming and shouting "Death to America!" I have to think they disrespect us for NOT acting in similarly barbaric fashion at times like this. But that, of course, is why we are different. Many of us believe in the one thing that separates us from them--the belief in our value as individuals, which means the belief in personal responsibility for actions. We hate individual perpetrators, not those who are linked to them only by the accident of birth.
I look at their childish, animalistic behavior, and then at our response in similar times, and I feel, once again, superior. :)