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Politics : foreign affairs, unchaperoned
QCOM 134.62+0.3%Jun 11 4:00 PM EDT

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To: Chas. who wrote (221)9/11/2004 2:51:33 AM
From: marcos   of 261
'USA, Canada, Great Britain...... we, the free West'

So right there you are lumping three nations that would constitute a whole lot of separate tribes, had we not knocked back a good deal of tribalist excess already ..... some tribes look like they'd be real hard to merge into anything but graves, granted, still you have to admit that we've achieved a lot already, and that the general trend remains positive

'the tribes will never merge, the obstacles are religion,
ethnic loyalty, false pride of Motherland....

Agreed on religion, that's a biggie, the whackos have got to be whacked back into line with humanity from time to time .... Islam doesn't have a clergy per se, so there's no door on which their coming Martin Luther can nail his ninety-five faeces, and more's the pity ..... although, look back to the Reformation, that started up the Hundred Years War, yikes

Ethnic loyalty can get out of hand, it should never trump humanity, but i think there are positive aspects to it, it's inevitable in any case, folks like the company of other folks who speak the same language, eat the same food, have customs each other understand, and are all related to each other anyway ....... 'false pride of Motherland', not sure what you mean by this .... we know it as Patria, which is actually Fatherland, but quibbling aside i don't see anything false about it, or anything much dangerous either .... it's only really a problem for people who cross other people's borders with their troops, maybe ....
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