You Gotta Big Ego
My latest videoblog
4/9/2011 04:38:35 pm
When people ask what America is, we might say "diversity", "freedom", or "hope", but our very understanding of these words is always changing. "Diversity" has always been a fact, but is not always welcomed. Feminists used the cry of "freedom" to demand the legalization of abortion in the '70s. "Hope" is encouraged for people already living in America, but is often witheld from those who come to our shores seeking a new life. There are people who still believe we are "one nation under God". The Declaration of Independence says people are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" and shows their "firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence". The new system of government was based on the idea that God wanted them to create this new country where they could be free. The United States may have originated as a "Christian" nation, but that isn't true any longer.
4/10/2011 11:28:09 am
@Crystal: I would like to address several of the things you said. 1st, your comment about feminists, abortion & freedom: I think that, like many, you misunderstand those who want to keep abortion legal. It's isn't about encouraging abortion, its about preserving options and choice, hence them using the word freedom. All of your other comments I feel are based on an overly-optimistic view of humanity. I don't think you see how culturally egocentric we are. Most of the people that say negative things about those of Muslim or Islamic faith don't know as much as you do and are making their judgements based on stereotypes and fearing what is unfamiliar. Furthermore, there are bad apples on every tree. Not all Muslims and Islamists prescribe to the harsher, conservative views. Having family members who are Muslim, I know this to be true. I also find it REALLY convienient (sp?) that American politicians never explain why they don't want the influence of Muslim law. They make blanket statements against the religion as a whole, instead of listing the principles they disagree with. And do not ignore the correlation the politicians made btwn being American and NOT muslim.
4/10/2011 01:06:39 pm
I am culturally egocentric if that is to say that I believe Christianity is a true and preferable way of life. That does not mean I have any desire to prevent others from practicing their own religion in their own way (short of practices which cause bodily harm to others).
4/10/2011 02:47:41 pm
Good video and AMEN. @Crystal: yeahhhh, um....in the criticisms of Bush and Clinton, no one ever used a racial slur or wished death upon him. You very well may hang out with the "high brows." No president has seen as much hate as Barack Obama. Check out these two links. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/09/12/neo-nazi-magazine-to-feature-obama-assassination-cover/
4/15/2011 08:33:18 am
@David: Oh man, it's ridiculous for ppl to be so hateful. Most online venters wouldn't have the nerve to slander ppl to their face. Ppl like that are why I studied psychology. I just don't understand them.
8/8/2012 07:14:08 pm
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