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    VelvetElvis, erratic, Hatrax, Nisi Prius

    The challenge is that not matter what the fat spartans may think, want or wish for here, we really do not understand how complex this part of the world is - and I don't think that the US is actually the country that will or can help to really change these deep seeded dynamics.

    I've been thinking a lot about our understanding of democracy in this country with respect to Egypt and now to Syria - as well as Iraq with news of the recent bombings - and I think that Americans barely have a real handle on what democracy is and even less understanding at this point in history of what important changes in society must take place before democracy even has a minimal shot at taking hold.

    The bottom line is that no matter how much Sarah Palin says the US is a "Christian country", we would not have had a hope in hell of both winning a revolution for independence or becoming a functioning entity if that was actually true.  She and her masses are one of the key reasons that I believe that this country is wholly unprepared to guide the Middle East out of their sectarian labyrinth of hellish warring and oppression.

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      The bottom line is that no matter how much Sarah Palin says the US is a "Christian country", we would not have had a hope in hell of both winning a revolution for independence or becoming a functioning entity if that was actually true.
      I've been saying the same thing for years, trying in vain to explain it to my Christian friends and family.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who knows this...

      Odds and ends about life in Japan: 1971wolfie.wordpress.com

      by Hatrax on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 04:12:03 AM PDT

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