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The monopoly of truth?

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Submitted by ashraf (United States), Nov 22, 2008 at 23:34

Thank you whoever you comment on my comments. I actually think you got the whole thing wrong. I dont know how to send you these comments directly, and also see `no reason to do so since this is a public debate venue. The merit of your thinking lies in your attempt to analyze - even if you try whoever reads you to jump to conclusions with you.

But the best thing about your debate is that you know how to write in a lucid style. But I learnt never to overstimate the form at the expense of the content. My argument is quite general. Iam trying to heed other opinions and avoid the monopoly of truth. When people present themselves as the guardians of knowledge, to whom revelation was exclusively available, the basis of conflict is laid. Your assessment of what should take place is excessively corrective.

People in USA had the final say about who should be their president. They were able in a way or another to close gaps about color and ethnicity. Even if you think they voted for the wrong man, you must live with the fact that they have already brought him a president. My impressions about what America does or deserves is irrelevant here for two reasons: Iam not an American citizen and my evaluation should rather be direcred to my poor country's record of democracy.

The other reason which is the most important one is that Iam not too much into American life though I have been living here for a while. I will here for the a whole forthcoming year, not to criticize the Americans' choice of their president but to see for myself how prejudices are manufactured and deployed as part of - and sadly - the price of democracy....

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