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Jack Uretsky wrote:cut
I agree that assumptions being made out to be questioned. Such
"Dishonesty is rampant, etical behavior declining, learning
in the form of ethnicity growing, degenerate behavior becoming the norm,
families and children under attack by those who would justify any form of
public lifestyle, an inctreasingly sociological supreme court, etc. (you
in the rest)."
James Mackey's post reminds me of the story of the first school
When Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden they studiously
set about obeying the divine injunction to procreate their kind. Soon
they were surrounded by a horde of screaming, demanding children. At
their wits end, the first couple knelt down and prayed for help. Sure
Absolutely I agree! Question my assumptions as well. If you really had_______________________________________________
interest, and opportunity, we could discuss where we are each coming
from in our assumptions and then perhaps understand the other viewpoint
(right or wrong, in our judgement!). Many would disagree with my
conclusions, as I disagree with many made by others. I do not ( or at
least try not!) catagorize those with nebulous descriptive terms
(right-wing fundamentalist, left wing flaming liberal, unamerican
reactionary, etc.). I do believe that many would accept the fact that
many characteristics of American society are in decline, so I would
stand behind the general satements that I made, recognizing that
generalizations are always just that -generalizations.
It doesn't surpise me that the statement made by the English individual,
shows a lack of understanding of Americans. One thing I found
throughout Europe in my limited travels was that many liked Americans,
but did not seem to comprehend why we frequently see things very
differently than Europeans - which is another topic of interest.
I'm not certain I see the connection of the story about the first school
teacher, unless the point is that one always assumes the past was better?