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Representative of my country

I'm not a Good American. I'm sorry. I'm not going to take the easy way out, and I'm not going to wave my little flag. I'm going to tell the truth, even when trying to explain, slowly and clearly, to my students. In the end, I sound negative and like I have nothing to do but complain about my country, but I think they should know the real me, and not the easier-to-explain version of the world.

I don't like Señor Arbusto, I don't think we should go to war, I think the United States did not react in the way I'd hoped after September 11, I don't agree with the ages we have set for things like drivers' licenses, alcohol, cigarettes, and voting, and I like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. So I'm not going to take the easy way out and pretend any differently just because it's easier to explain.

So there. That said, I sort of wish I could just agree, because I tend to rant and ramble and get a lot of blank stares.

srah - Monday, 7 October 2002 - 6:24 AM
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gravatar lucy - August 27, 2003 - 11:23 AM -

Here here from an Australian! I agree with everything you said and in general thanks for the interesting/ informative/ hilarious writing!

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