Re: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of public security in South

From: Miriam English (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 15:03:38 MDT

At 02:21 PM 21/08/2001 -0700, Damien Sullivan wrote:

>"America has invested her religion as well as her morality in sound
>income-paying securities. She has adopted the unassailable position of
>nation blessed because it deserves to be blessed; and her sons,
>other theologies they may affect or disregard, subscribe unreservedly
>this national creed."
> -- Agnes Repplier, _Times and Tendencies_

Good on you Damien. I am relieved that some Americans have noticed this
too. It seems obvious to others outside USA, but it is rarely mentioned

I really wince when some of the more patriotic on this list say that USA
the most powerful country because it is the land of the free. Sounds so
much like those British who were still singing "Rule Britannia,
rules the waves" when their colonial empire was going down the drain...
the Romans at the height of their domination, feeling that they were the


I am sure that if Oz was a major super-power there would be plenty here
thought that we were the best and deserved our position. Hopefully I
not be one of them. Patriotism is down there with religion as one of the

darkest and most dangerous memes.


         - Miriam

Q. What is the similarity between an elephant and a grape?
A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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