September 7, 2011
Thinking Too Much About AmericaIt's easy for me to say that we are all peasants and nothing peasants say matters, although what it is we do is the basis of the entire economy. That should be, in it's own way, self-evident.
But what is not self-evident is the extent to which we are actually not getting added value from adding our voices to the democratic end of our national governance. Mind you I see this in more and more things these days. Are newspapers really improving because they have comment sections? Is there really something to be appreciably gained by reading through all that? I'm tending to think not. Rather I think we're all a bit neurotic about describing what's going wrong in America. The worst part is that all of this is a function of who we are, that is to say, Americans love America but hate the other-Americans polluting this place. -- Cobb
Posted by Vanderleun at September 7, 2011 12:49 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
If you like Detroit you'll love the Obama's second term.
Posted by: Scott M at September 7, 2011 1:21 PM
Blah blah, blah… Pretentious, vacuous pap.
Thinking too much about America? I’d say there aren’t enough folks doing just that.
Disengage, by all means. If the conversation isn’t worthy then just shut it, walk away, nobody will miss ya’. Leave the passport at the gate.
Posted by: tim at September 7, 2011 1:32 PM
Not his best.
Thinking is improving considerably in the people who ever could think, and that is all we get.
Posted by: james wilson at September 7, 2011 2:04 PM
I challenge any of you to find me credible information on American foreign policy in the Horn of Africa in a sustained discussion anywhere on the web. It must include policy statements from someone in the current or prior administration at the level of Jendayi Frazer or higher.
Posted by: Cobb at September 7, 2011 2:15 PM
Cobb's got that right.
Posted by: vanderleun at September 7, 2011 7:37 PM
I do not understand the challenge. There is no American foreign policy in the Horn of Africa. Nor, as of now,in the Middle-East. There is at most an inertia of the remnants of old and muddled policies given a fresh malevolence by this administration.
Posted by: james wilson at September 7, 2011 9:51 PM
And I challenge you, Cobb and Vanderleun, to find any reference to “American foreign policy in the Horn of Africa” in Cobb’s post.
WTF is this all about, it’s more bewildering than an Obama jobs plan. Look over here, pay attention to this…”Let me be perfectly clear…”
No dude, I got ya’ the first time and it's just as incoherent then.
(Holding head in hands.)
Posted by: tim at September 8, 2011 5:53 AM