This is not prejudice!

Well, I've been accused again of being a bigot because of my so-called “unamerican” attitudes. Hate to break it to you, but that's shooting the messenger. Just because I point out something you don't like about America doesn't mean that it must be because I'm a bigot! Like it or not, these are real things happening in the world, perpetrated by the American Government.

It's not just me that's concerned about the US's actions. The UN human rights committee again expressed their concerns about America's treatment of foreigners and its violation of basic human rights conventions. The US government is currently being sued by numerous human rights and civil rights groups over these crimes (which among other things are in direct violation of the Constitution). I guess I'm the bad guy for telling you about these things, not the criminals that actually did it?

Remember when the bombing first happened and people suggested that this would be used to trick Americans into paying for a missile shield (which is totally useless in anti-terrorism)…? Well, it's a part of the new $318 billion defense budget. I guess that me telling you makes me the bad guy, right, not the people who actually committed this act?

The rest of the world is also highly concerned because the US just forced the suspension of a germ warmfare pact which could minimize the use and proliferation of these weapons. Basically the reason is that the US wants to be able to develop these weapons, but doesn't want its enemies to be able to… It has nothing to do with actually reducing the amount of weaponry. I suppose though that I must be a bigot for repeating this story, not the people who are hindering arms reductions?

I could tell you a thousand stories like these. If you think I'm somehow anti-America for telling you, change the name of the country from “America” to “Russia” in every one of the stories and think how you would react… History is never hatespeech. If I tell you the history of Nazi attrocities, does that make me anti-German? Obviously not. More importantly, what does it mean to NOT acknowledge these things?

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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