Saturday, January 29, 2005

American Presence in the World

This kind of article reminds me why I did not vote for Bush. It makes me sad, and I have seen other articles proclaiming that this is "how Americans think". It is a stereotype, and forgets the folks who are generally embarassed at the presence that Bush provides to the world. He presents a jingoistic America that has little regard for the customs of other peoples. While I would never condone behavior that is considered to be morally wrong, I would prefer that the side of America which is pluralistic and accepting of diversity. I wonder how to help non-Americans remember the rest of us?

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