02 April 2007

Third Tuesday Topic

Try to imagine yourself as a lifelong Iraqi citizen.

What do you think would motivate you?

How do you think your life would change if foreign combatants left the country?

How do you think you would feel about the United States and other occupying countries?



At 02 April, 2007 21:03 , catsagainstbush said...

the problem with us aMEricans is that we do not have empathy for the "other." We have been raised to believe that America is and always will be right, that we always have the best intentions for the world, and that we have only altruistic intentions for the rest of the world. What history book covers the CIA coup in Iran in 1953? What history book covers the brutality in which we suppressed the Filipino independence movement right after the Spanish-AMERICAN War? Besides the universities, our students are not being told of the darker side of our history. It's not all to be proud of, but our students would not know that.

I like how you worded your question, because it is pointless to ask us Americans how we would feel if another country invaded our country. Would we be not in arms becoming the freedom fighters we so despise in Iraq right now? You can't ask that question, because the answer will be, "No one has the strength to invade America. No one would dare invade."


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