I want to thank people, including Martin and Lance over at Patiopundit
, for suggesting ways to improve my very low-tech and still very much pre-2000 web commentary (blog).
A reader in email wanted to know my views. Well, let's see in no particular order, here are some things I believe:
-The four most powerful words written in English (or any language for that matter) are: "the pursuit of happiness". I became an American even before I came to America. I simply read these four words and understood the American way of life. To be an American in my humble opinion is to make these four words an integral part of your life. Therefore, rather than exporting idiotic Hollywood movies, how about sharing these four words to citizens of every non-democratic country in the world.
-I am not interested in turning right or left; I want to go forward - and fast.
-If an alien from another planet took over the planet Earth and took everything from me but gave me one wish. Then my wish would be "Can I continue to stay in America?". The alien can take everything - one can always find alternatives. But, there is nothing alternative to the U.S.A.
-I only buy materials (such as clothes) that are made in democratic societies. For instance, I do not buy products that are "Made in China." I am sorry I am unwilling to visit or be a patron of any non-democratic country. (PS: I have started to avoid products that are "Made in France." Call it personal reasons, if you must. I am still not sure if the war is justified or not, due to unintended moral consequences. But, I still have problems with the French. The only thing I like about France is Tour de France. But, thank goodness the winner is (and will continue to be) the greatest athlete in the world - A Texan by the name of Lance Armstrong.)
-The US congressional hearings are the ultimate display of American democracy. I cannot imagine any country having a similar format. Only in America can a non-citizen or even a non-immigrant address an elected body. I watch C-SPAN and when there is a hearing I just watch and watch and watch.
Well, I hope this gives some readers an idea of what I believe in. I must apologize if this offends anyone.
Ali Karim Bey