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Gene

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
God bless the good ol' down home straight laced windy road carnival funhouse multi-colored melting pot acid trip train wreck monster truck mosh pit polka dance that is MY COUNTRY!!!

+1


An observation: We have two Chinese students staying with us this semester while going to a local high school. Due to the one child policy back home, they have 4 grandparents, 2 parents and 0 siblings, aunts, uncles or cousins. I can't imagine what that must be like.

g
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 22, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Gene, it could be awesome at Christmas, no?
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 22, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Good thing I was Army :)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 06:00pm PT



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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Thanks Survival!



Manolo e Francisca e Fritz e Heidi.  City of Rocks 2011.
Manolo e Francisca e Fritz e Heidi. City of Rocks 2011.
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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Thanks survival, you are an idealist......something we now find in short supply.

The vehemence of right wing radio hosts and the tea party fanatics is encouraging.....it signifys the rage and pain of the growing realization they have that they are on the wrong side of history.
ruppell

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
FYI the country was FOUNDED by screaming as#@&%es and has made it a tradition, since. You know this....

Traitors to the core. It's actually a prime example of what happens when you win a war. Be it over tea or access to mineral rights or taxation or the other hundreds of things wars are waged over. The one resounded effect is if you win you are right. The little people(in this case Britain) walk away with there tail between their legs asking themselves one resounding question "What the hell?" We are(where in this case) the imperial power. How on earth did we just get the boot? We(americans((stupid americans as werner would say)) learned that same thing in many "wars" we fought. Korea, Vietnam, Irag. The results have varied but the one underlying truth is still there. Little people will rise up and fight like the devil to keep invading nations from gaining a say. So maybe the idea of "America" isn't such a new thing after all. Maybe, just maybe, it's an old idea with a new name.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
The one resounded effect is if you win you are right.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Students and I
Students and I
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Dropline

Mountain climber
Somewhere Up There
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Credit: Getty Images

Tried to find this pic without the banners but couldn't. It's a very interesting picture nonetheless, and these guys are certainly a part of the color of our country.

Unfortunately the soldier on the stretcher died.

Edited to add: I found the image without the banners but as the image has circulated so widely with the banners I thought I'd post it both ways.

Credit: Getty Images
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 12:47am PT
gettin warm enough to melt those cheap ass goggles..
gettin warm enough to melt those cheap ass goggles..
Credit: Ron Anderson
ruppell

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Donald

You can be diverse and economically successful. The two are not mutually exclusive. Ask anyone from Brazil.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:00am PT
My Country is Paisley. Dig it.
I do.
ruppell

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:25am PT
I specifically chose Brazil because it is not the best example. I figured you would pick up on that. I also figured you would attack with some incredible zeal. I'd say comparing the US in 4 years to the current current state of Brazil is more than I could have hoped for. Now that your arrogance is out of the way do you have anything else to say?
Rolfr

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:26am PT
It may be the color of your country, but it sure aint the color of this sport. Give your head a shake , look at the photos on this site. I don't see a lot of people of colour in the photos, or economically underpriveladed first generation immigrants.

If you want to wave your flag and brag about your ethnic diversity, start right here in your own back yard, recognize what a middle class white bread privilaged sport this is, and get involved in making it more accessabile.

When your living hand to mouth and worried about putting food on your table, you sure don't waste money on an $80.00 climbing cam!

Wave your flag some where else!

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 02:24am PT
Wave your flag some where else!

Well rolfr from BC, I've climbed with a black American, an Asian American, an Italian American, American Indians, women, gays, shitloads of people that couldn't afford helmet cams and more, so I'll wave my flag right here thank you.

But the point wasn't about how diverse climbing is or how wrong donald is, but about how wide and wonderful the country is. But I guess you did miss the point.

Notice I included cops and firemen and farmers and military people so you wouldn't think it was a "only" thread?

I didn't mention any political stuff at all in fact.


So take your sour puss somewhere else.



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Some middle class white bread climber who never tried to make the world a better place......
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roadman

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 03:18am PT
If you want to love the United States more and feel the true greatness of our country....Move to another country. You'll see how amazing our country is in every way. Of the people by the people for the people.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 04:19am PT
But as long as the low-information voter has his/her cell phone , social media, celebrity stars, and self-congratulatory assurances that they live in a multi-cultural multi- racial 60s utopia- then all the problems have been solved.


Thereby assuring us that you, the mighty donald, are the only high information voter of true greatness.
Thank you.



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healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 23, 2013 - 04:19am PT
low-information voter

Precisely what most red state republican voters are and they have been repeatedly manipulated and incited to a shrill indignation by several decades of highly successful Rovian (Pavlovian) social manipulation. You stand as a testimony to its effectiveness. The indignification of the right has been a masterstroke of political low thinking. It has been targeted not at a diverse America, but to white America. After the 2012 elections it is now a permanently bankrupt political strategy in an increasingly diverse America where the young are blind to race and sexual orientation. Good riddance.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:01am PT
Why? Because the social/ cultural objectives of the baby boomer socialists has been realized.

Not at all, but rather because forty years of an explicitly-stated republican political strategy built on racism, homophobia, sexism, and xenophobia has now been soundly repudiated. There's absolutely nothing baby boomer or socialist about it, but rather just a party whose only truly effective campaign currency has been hate.
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