Posted by MMMMarcia on October 07, 1999 at 10:28:18:
In Reply to: Whoa!!! posted by Petra on October 07, 1999 at 02:02:14:
: : Good Morning, Doctor M!
: : I think this is the greatest country in the world.
: Another whoa! Exactly the attitude that raises hackles around the world...
: Seriously, people, not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that this topic is a problem here. I suppose I have to be more careful... Consider the discussion over on my part.
Petra, it is not so much WHAT you say as HOW you say it. Instead of saying, as Ilse did, that you don't understand the patriotism many Americans feel, you said it made you want to throw up. You cannot say things that bluntly without raising a few hackles of your own. I am surprised that you don't see that as being something others would take as an insult.
However, having stated my feelings about my own patriotism (and being sad that you don't feel that way apparently about either your home country or your newly adopted one) I'm over being upset. Nothing anyone says on this board, whether I agree or not, has the power to keep me upset for very long.
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