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  •  Good to know that imperialism is alive and well (0+ / 0-)

    I have heard a lot of people talking about the idea of white privilege lately. What about the white, Western cultural arrogance involved in deciding what is best for a Muslim culture on the other side of the world and reserving the right to violate their sovereignty whenever we feel like it?

    Listening to the debate in Congress, it was clear that many have barely taken the time to understand what is going on beyond watching cable news, and probably couldn't name basic facts about Syria or the situation there. McCain sits there and plays poker on his iPhone. But they're more than happy to sign off on a bombing campaign there on the premise that the West "knows better" than people in that part of the world.

    And of course the opinions of Russia and China - representing a much larger number of people than America - are to be completely disregarded.

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