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  •  There's nothing wrong with believing you're No. 1 (7+ / 0-)

    if it happens to be true. But you can't just coast on your reputation. As a country, we've become satisfied with superficial admiration rather than authentic admirability.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 07:21:28 AM PDT

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    •  Much of That Number 1 ... (0+ / 0-)

      Is due to the plundering of the great resources of this continent, with no regard for anything but short-term gain. We eradicated the civilizations that were already living here and wrecked an ecosystem that had provided sustainable living for centuries. Many of the "accomplishments" you list aren't necessarily positive achievements in hindsight.

      But is was one hell of a party, eh?

      This is CLASS WAR, and the other side is winning.

      by Mr X on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 07:49:13 AM PDT

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