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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jun 7, 2016 at 07:22

Hi, Jeff. Yes -- our lives matter, in that we matter to our Maker. If it weren't for that, we would be so many big maggots squirming around on earth. The stuff that makes us matter to God, to one another and to ourselves is the love of God. Take that away, and try to replace it with social programs and political correctness, and it doesn't really matter what race or ethnicity you are: You become a number on someone's ledger, something to be manipulated to bring momentary delight to the Devil and his minions. This process is then packaged and labeled as "life", advertized and sold.

The French are our allies. They are good allies, about as good as they come. So are the Brits, Aussies, Germans, Japanese, etc. I can map out our close friends precisely: the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Brunei, Singapore, Israel, the EU. That's it: no more, no less. We don't love one another; but we can travel freely amongst ourselves with little hindrance, trade under common rules, speak PC freely in reasonably proficient English (except for France: see below:)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/2015-EF-EPI-map.jpg

We have a shared history, much shared literature, etc. We also have an old tradition of fighting and killing one another.

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