Comments: I Seem To Have Misplaced My Rant

So, in the end, for whom should we have greater respect, those who had the great good fortune to be born as citizens of the United States, or those who saw a better place, overcame obsticles to move to that place, and became citizens?

By the grace of God... there goes I.

Arrogance?

Yes, the US projects it.

Humility?

YES, we should FEEL it.

posted by Jack on August 22, 2005 08:40 PM

Jack,
What are you doin' up past your bedtime? I thought I'd have til tomorrow to address you on this?!

I do not think ours is a shameful arrogance. I think of it more as the way we beam with pride when we look at our children.

And this is not a comparison in immigration, but from a citizen of this country to a citizen of another.

We are hated, not for our arrogance, but for our success. Although I admitted in the post that the former must be annoying, I still think the attacker in this case should have risen above it.

I have met a few folks from foreign lands, and most have exhibited a great pride for their homeland. And I respect that.

Shouldn't we exhibit the same? Shouldn't it be respected?

Anyone with a shred of sense knows that no man or country is free from vulnerability. Therefore only idiots are completely without humility.

I will give you that.

But Jack, as much as you are annoyed by the arrogant American, would you not be disgusted by the indifferent American?

posted by Key on August 22, 2005 09:57 PM
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