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View Diary: On Raising My Children To Be Free -- Free To Leave The U.S.A. (275 comments)

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  •  Even though I can't argue with one criticism (7+ / 0-)

    you have made of the U.S., I must take issue with your apparent idealization of other countries.

    Please, critically evaluate your American-exceptionalist bias.

    As we are not in any sense "better" than other countries, we are not, on the whole, "worse," either.

    I have nothing against travel. I have nothing against extended stays in other countries, and even re-patriation. But it's all so personal, like the decision to get married, or to have children, or whatnot. There isn't, and can't be, an up or a down to it, or a right or a wrong.

    There are others, every bit as well-informed and as conscientious as you are, who are born and will live out there lives in America. They choose to stay to fight to right wrongs in their homeland. There choice is not "less-than."

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 04:32:18 PM PST

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      OK, what set me off? Something about this diary sure did--what was it?

      I think it was where the diarist implied that certain political struggles had been "lost" in this country, but were somehow still winnable in others.

      This struck me as arrogant. These are pronouncements about future outcomes we aren't privy to, and affront to all who continue to struggle for the best in full knowledge and good faith.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 05:07:36 PM PST

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