There's plenty of discussion about anti-Americanism in the blogosphere, but all the discussions seem to have one thing in common.
There's little room for discussion and the only criteria for cries of anti-Americanism from either camp seems to be the initial, "if you don't agree with my philosophy about how to reach agreed upon goals, then you are anti-American."
If I'm a right winger, the lefties are anti-American.
If I'm a left winger, the righties are anti-American.
Truth be known, either camp, if accused of being anti-American would take grave offense at the charge. You see, my view of the best way to accomplish the "best" for America is probably different than the next guy's view. We all have opinions about what is best, what national policies are good, bad, or which we are indifferent about, and there's usually some good, somewhere, in everyone's philosophy.
America IS a melting pot and was at its inception (and no, this isn't about immigration, I happen to support LEGAL immigration.)
But, I just wanted to say to anyone reading this blog on this fine Saturday morning that I respect your opinions. I might vehemently disagree with your approach and might hope that any given election will put in place candidates and office holders who more closely agree with my views of what makes America the best country on the planet, but I like that people who disagree with me are out there.
You know the old adage, life would be pretty boring if everyone was just like me? Of course, since *I* am so fascinating, beautiful and multi-talented I don't think that applies to me, personally, but as for the rest of you.........