I do not find Rou's political posts criticizing the USA to be offensive. I think Americans should know how we look to outsiders...which is pretty damn stupid for allowing these radical religious nuts to steal our country. It's embarrassing, for sure, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't face it. Putting our heads in the sand and getting mad at citizens of other countries for holding up a mirror so we can se ourselves won't help us.

Rou, please keep holding the mirror. We obviously need it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That's fine for you but it's not for me. I read that article well before Rou posted it and I was disgusted by it. But am I embarrassed on behalf of this loser in Arkansas? Nope. My impression is that the words Rou chooses paint all Americans with a broad brush. This isn't the first time she has done it either--it's been going on at least since I joined the board 10 years ago.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers

You say you aren't embarrassed, but you certainly seem bothered by Rou's observations. I think we (Americans) are all represented by all our politicians, and this is indeed what we look like to the outside world, and we would be wise to notice it and do something about it. The takeover of the American Republican party by religious fundamentalist right-wing extremists has been going on for over 10 years (actually more like 30 years)...so I don't see that as Rou's fault.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
But the point being missed is that they're also exporting their brand of politics around the world and especially to their closest neighbours, who are sitting there too complacent to notice.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali