[thechat] P.o.Ws - Thought this was interesting...

Ron White ronwhite at members.evolt.org
Sun Jan 27 22:00:00 CST 2002

1) We don't claim absolute moral authority as often

You did when you were the world's dominant power...

2) We weren't founded with principles of liberty and equality
    (I wish we had been), which leads to (1)

We were founded with those principles being applied pretty much to only
white males, hasn't changed much has it?

3) More of our citizens are prepared to say how much our
     policies suck
Again not when you were the dominant World power.
4) We don't therefore have as many blinkers about how we're
     perceived by the world at large, so tend to behave less badly[1]
     we see the results more clearly. Why do terrorists attack? Because
     they hate. Why do they hate..? Claiming moral superiority while
     ignoring the Geneva Convention when it suits is hardly going to
Wasn't it the Brits who coined the phrase "helping our little brown
5) We mostly stopped doing that shit in the period between the
     Boer War and when we left India.
Well seeing as how England/Britain was a nation for what, close to 800 or so
years before they started acting "decent" I'd say we're right on track...


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