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goldenmyst
03-22-2005, 11:22 PM
U.S. believes in freedom. I believe in security.
U.S. believes in entrepreneurs. I believe in collectives.
U.S. believes in free wheeling divorce. I believe in binding ties.
U.S. believes in mobility. I believe in settling down.
U.S. believes in big prisons for freedom. I believe in education and regulation of action.
U.S. believes in unfettered wealth. I believe in redistribution of wealth.
U.S. believes in each man for himself. I believe in treat your neighbor as youself.
U.S. believes in less government the better. I believe in strong social safety net.
U.S. believes in freedom to promote violence in music and movies. I believe in sane regulation of speech.
U.S. believe education of poor bottom priority. I believe top priority.
U.S. believes military force first option. I believe last option.
U.S. believes in Pax Americana. believe in Pax Universalis.

What do you do when you believe the opposite of every sacred tenet of your culture?

John

poem2poes
03-22-2005, 11:37 PM
Well, umm, I am not sure that your assumptions about what the United States believes are accurate in every detail. Besides (you know me) I still believe in allowing individual ability every opportunity for advancement. I am really tired tonight, but I will answer later.

When you don't believe what everyone else in your country believes you can either find another country or find a better reason for living your life. That is my most direct answer right now.