13266Re: cultural mutual incomprehension
- Dec 2, 2004--- In email@example.com, David Bratman <dbratman@e...> wrote:
> Second, nobody banned the Declaration of Independence anywhere.
> also is barely recognizable as a crude distortion of the story of ateacher
> - at a public school - who was ordered to stop distributing to hisstudents
> handouts of his own devising which were attempts to propagandize for hisHeh. I was just coming here to write this. It was bad enough when it
> religious views.
was just a school in California "banning" the Declaration of
Independence, now it is the entire state that has banned the
Declaration of Independence (and has apparently been renamed--because
we hate freedom and love porn! Yay porn!)
Really, this is the kind of attitude that leads to this disconnect. My
upstairs neighbour has a sign in his window that says "Middle America
Sucks." I hate looking at it. With signs like that and nicknames like
Kalipornea, etc. the disconnect only grows wider. It's not an "east
coast" or "west coast" or "midwest" disconnect. It is a nationwide
disconnect that allows us to be believe that geography can somehow
dictate people's personalities, intelligence and morality. It's dumb
and it's hurtful. I'll respect people for who they are, not where they
live and I kindly ask that others do the same for me.
Also, here's a good link with an explanation of the declaration of
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