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Nov 24, 2005

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Justin

:)

Santiago

Lately I've been thinking that Lincoln is my favorite president. He could appreciate the tragedy of the human condition without losing hope for authentic progress. His hope was grounded in true conviction, not in happy-go-lucky optimism. And he was a poet--he learned to write mostly by reading the King James and the Shakes compleat. And he was born in a manger--I mean, log cabin, very close. Incidentally, he called himself a Whig...

Santiago

Lately I've been thinking that Lincoln is my favorite president. He could appreciate the tragedy of the human condition without losing hope for authentic progress. His hope was grounded in true conviction, not in happy-go-lucky optimism. And he was a poet--he learned to write mostly by reading the King James and the Shakes compleat. And he was born in a manger--I mean, log cabin, very close. Incidentally, he called himself a Whig...

1dayin7

Order, peace and industry... and the natives safely out of the way / dead...

Stephen

Yes, I'm sure that's exactly what he was thinking.

How quick we are to judge history by standards which were invented today. Almost forgetting that there is something called time and culture.

1dayin7

I'm sorry, I can't even judge what that comment is meant to say...

I have heard of time and culture.

I just also have heard that they had to "remove" most of the native population one way or another in order to establish what came later.

I don't think it's worse than the founders of OUR nation - it's just that we don't have a day like that to celebrate any largely mythical "Anglo-Saxon" or "Invading Danish" dream.

1dayin7

I mean, I appreciate America, I would like to "meet it in the flesh".

But... I don't know. "I am numb".

1dayin7

What do you mean?

Say "I", say "you". Or do you mean that we both judge it forgetfully?

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