Saturday, August 02, 2008

From An Australian, About The USA

"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan. An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

"An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

"An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country! As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.

"The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

"Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh but what about Canada, my noble Northern man of the cloth? What of the sterling examples of freedom and non-aggression this glacial-paced gentle giant has gripped firmly to throughout its proud, pristine history? Have we forgotten our roots, firmly encased by the jagged water, an enduring symbol of our proud nation? Has the thaw of the permafrost reduced your respect of the Leaf?

August 03, 2008 8:20 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Nobody sent me anything about Canada when I was sitting here desperately wondering what I would write.

The Leaf ... ha! The Fleur-de-lis forever.

August 03, 2008 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

America- generous? For the most part yes, however I cannot get the student protestors in China w/ a model of the Lady Liberty, begging the US for help- in other countries campaigns of ethnic cleansing and we(US) stay silent and view it on th 6 o'clock news, when we change the station the issue no longer exists- we do much but we have much we should be doing.

August 03, 2008 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carten, wake up out of your tea-induced slumber. almost time to beg for your free copies of the Voice

August 03, 2008 10:18 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Went over at 12:30.

August 04, 2008 2:13 AM  

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