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Re: National states (was Re: Colectives...)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 30, 1998, 17:14
Tom Wier wrote:
> Ditto for America, mutatis mutandis, except that there's more of an > ideological turn to "loving" America.
Also, at least in my mind, there's a difference between America and "the United States" - to me, America implies the ideological elements, the beliefs and values on which our nation was founded, while "the United States" implies just the territory of America, and it's possible to love America while disapproving of some things done by the United States. To put it another way, I think it would be possible to love "America" while actually hating "the United States" and especially the Federal Government (witness the Militia movement - many of whom call themselves "patriots"), but I don't think that the Gumment's that bad yet. -- "A silent mouth is sweet to hear" - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AOL: NikTailor