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Re: Theos-World Winter Olympics and US Patriotism

Feb 10, 2002 05:23 PM
by Bill Meredith

Hi Mick. No I didn't see what you said the NBC reporter said about the
Iranian team. It would be an unfortunate thing to say in my opinion. Of
course one would not want to judge the whole of the USA by what one NBC
reporter is reported to have said either.

My personal opinion of the mood of the Americans that I talk with is that we
are wary and watchful and anxious to get on with our lives as free men and
women. The national economy is rising as an issue amongst Americans again
and it would be a case of "like father, like son" if George W. should ignore
the economy for long.

Anyway, there you have it from up over. I have travelled a good bit in my
time, but never made it down under but I do like to eat at The Outback
Steakhouse. :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mic Forster" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:40 PM
Subject: Theos-World Winter Olympics and US Patriotism

> This is a post for our American friends out there. Here in Australia
there is a lot of talk about American patriotism since Sept 11 and this was
demonstrated at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Although I did
not watch this the local paper stated that when the Iranian team entered the
NBC announcer proclaimed: "And here comes Iran - a member of the axis of
evil". I must admit that as an outsider I am deeply concerned at the way
Americans are behaving. And as an outsider and an avid reader of Nazi
Germany I must also admit that there are many, many parallels between what I
see occurring in America today and what occurred in Germany between 1933 and
1939. As Americans do you feel that this is occurring? Is there a general
drive from the common man on the street to see this so called axis of evil
shattered? This email is not meant to be insulting, I would just like to
hear from an American point of view. I would also just like to let you know
the sentiments of the rest of the world. (Before anyone comments on
Australia's support for the US, our Prime Minister is not highly respected
by the common man and there is concern among the public here that George
Bush is going too far.)
> Regards from down under
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