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Utilizing Antiquated Cliches To Deligitimize "The Other"

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in response to reader comment: Renee Bouvier--I served as a voluntary reservist in the Israeli Army during the Yom Kippur War

Submitted by Renee Bouvier (United States), Oct 19, 2009 at 01:19

I would suggest to those, who have criticized my essay, to learn how to read. There is nothing in my essay, which is supportive of Obama's policies -- par contraire. In advocating a no-confidence vote and new elections, this would hardly indicate support for his policies. That is not to say that I support the Republican Party or the conservative, reactionary movement. Furthermore, by using antiquated clichés, such as "Communism" and "Socialism," one is not thinking with one's brain intact. One is quite illogical by calling someone a "Communist" in today's scheme of things. First of all, the biggest trading partner of the United States is Communist Red China.

The Chinese Communists are actually bailing the United States out of debt. As my Arabic language professor would say, "Think before you sink." Finally, this is not a competition to prove one's worth or legitimacy. Facts are the substance. One is supposed to concentrate on the facts -- not grand stories in attempting to legitimize one's sociopolitical stance or views. A professor at a first to second-Tier University does not care about a student's personal and/or family history. The professor concentrates, focuses on factual data concerning the current events and state of affairs.

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