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View Diary: It's time for Us to use THAT word! (with UPDATE) (270 comments)

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  •  If you want to play hardball, (4.00)
    the word is anti-American. Every example in the diary describes not just a failure to uphold some ideal (un), but an active attack on principles and institutions that have been part of American society for at least half a century.

    Further, "anti-American" does not hold up "Americanism" as some kind of paragon, the negation of which is bad. It accuses the other side of actively attacking Americans, not just failing to live up to a standard (which is not all that golden IMO). We don't call Al Qaida unAmerican. We call them antiAmerican.

    You decide if that's where you want to go.

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