Am 19.01.2009 um 09:17 schrieb David Boyd:
Have to be very pleased and hopeful indeed for America [and indirectly for my own and for all our futures and for all of we apparently despicable,.derisive 'Europeans' ] upon noting these landmark events in your country's history, but think it's casting the first stone most presumptously and potentially offensively considering just where and when this great distance so bravely and honourably travelled started from. Judging people and events of yesteryear with the hindsight of today's cultural norms and morality is usually a very pointless and ultimately hypocritical pastime but nevertheless think it has to be noted that some events concerning genocide, slavery and arpartheid are I think more than a little too recent in your own history books ever to justify this rather crowing, 'holier than thou' stance you appear to be adopting towards 'Europe', Kate.
And we're in Dickensian mode, perhaps a few doses of Uriah Heep might help us all !
Sorry to be so well OT, and can only plead extreme provocation.
Well roared, lion!
And thanks to Nancy for enlarging my vocabulary with "Podsnappery" -- I admittedly had to look it up.