Comments: Julianne Malveaux calls Bush, USA "terrorists"

I agree with the general thrust of your comments. but I find the "love it or leave it" syndrome to be intellectually lacking.

Suppose a person likes the country, but realizes there are problems, and criticizes the problems AND trys to do something to change it more to their liking. That can be considered to be trying to improve the country. The "Why are you living here?", to me, is faux patriotism.

Posted by DarkStar at July 12, 2005 08:34 AM

Point well-taken.

The general thrust is more in terms of the constant bashing without solutions being offered. For example, here, Malveaux goes on a rant, saying ultimately that George W. Bush is "out of control," without offering anything more. I'd ask her (as I would have suggested to Hannity) to expand her comments and offer some suggestions to alleviate the problems she elucidates.

The "love it or leave it" syndrome (which many of us fall into rather easily, myself included) is not absolute by any stretch. I recognize that one can be patriotic without being in love with the leadership that runs the nation. Most who fall into that category at least are willing to offer suggestions to fix the percieved problems. I'm not hearing that from Ms. Malveaux.

Posted by Michael at July 12, 2005 09:33 AM

Malveaux is just trolling for her 15 minutes of fame. She is not saying anything we haven't heard already from Ted Kennedy. She's simply repeating the official party's talking points.

She needs to compare notes with Cynthia McKinney over a double latte in Midtown before she decides to write another opinion piece - at least then it will be something worth reading (while laughing).

I suspect that Malveaux will soon disappear just as quickly as she has appeared.

Good looking blog. Well-written. This is my first time here, but I'll visit more often.

Posted by Shamalama at July 12, 2005 01:05 PM

"Why are you living here?" is a GREAT question to ask in a nation of immigrants. You get great answers about hope, perseverance, survival, and faith.

Posted by Lee at July 12, 2005 02:07 PM

She in NOT patriotic. The nut should go.

Posted by Steven J. Kelso Sr. at July 12, 2005 06:44 PM

Thank you for not making Julianne Malveaux's image available.

Now, however, if you ever have the occasion to make Suzanne Malveaux's image available, I would be most appreciative.

Posted by Toby Petzold at July 13, 2005 10:52 PM

Malveaux's comments are right on point.

Posted by darryl at July 14, 2005 02:43 AM
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