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Subject:  Re: More Shutdown Fallout Date:  10/22/2013  10:34 PM
Author:  Howie52 Number:  18694 of 20640

"I think you and I have been talking about different things. I am talking about the US. Are you talking about the entire world?



I think that is also part of the fallout of WW II - and the prior I.
The world became a closer neighborhood. Progression from ships
crossing the ocean to planes crossing the globe. Exposure of
mid-west farmers to east Asia, France Germany North Africa - the Middle
Asian coordinating with Russians - with Americans - and seeing the
British lion and the American forces both defeated and triumphant.
How can you look at any foreigner in quite the same way when you
fought and died with and against them? How could your population
fully support a was attempting to maintain a type of colonial
presence over a fairly long time period - with opposition from
forces that speak the words of freedom - even if they also speak the
words of oppression - though oppression of their own and too
frequently of the corrupt.

The US is not so simply isolated - from within or from the
outside. We consume - we develop - we integrate - but we also
act as a magnate - a success - and yes a golden city on the

Long winded, ain't I.
But yes I meant the world.
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