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Originally posted by Petra01 at 2010-1-6 12:55
Do you use that avatar also in American public forums? ...it would be surely an insult to WWII American veterans.
The ordinary German soldier's uniform was never an insult to anybody. If my avatar was a Nazi flag, then it would be a symbol of my support for the Nazi party. I do not support that party. My avatar is of a famously honorable man who was highly respected by friends and foes alike. Rommel had the sort of character that I'd like to promote and support. Patton agrees with me, Montgomery agrees with me. Everyone speaks highly of Rommel, why should you blame me for agreeing with all of our leaders who have praised him?
Secondly, I have openned a simple thread about CNN censorship and now look, suddenly personal attacks and the suggestion that I am spreading hate when I question the value of killing millions of civilians during our actions against many small countries since Vietnam.
Maybe you don't like my point of view, but you don't need to get so excited or attack me personally. It's tiring to hear "love it or leave it". I think I should be allowed to share my point of view. My point of view came to me after an honest and careful examination of the facts. To the vast majority of people outside of the U.S. and our satelite states, we are the aggressor. The whole world sees that clearly and even our allies are cooling their relations with us. We've become so unpopular with our allies that NATO governments face sudden drops in approval whenever they back an American policy. That is a stark reality. We admit that we spend more on war than the whole world combined. If I think that's rediculous, I think I should say so. If we keep attacking small countries for small reasons, while we avoid fighting anyone who can fight back, I'm going to call it like I see it.
But hey, if you think America is 100% righteous all the time, that's your view and you have a right to share it. You can even post a message to that effect and I will not call you names, change the subject, attack your picture, or ask you to get out. I respect your right to share your view.
[ Last edited by Morgezuma at 2010-1-7 12:09 AM ]