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Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Revolution in France*
in response to reader comment: Wake up call

Submitted by Monisha (United States), Nov 18, 2005 at 18:44

Dear Walter,

im glad that you agree but i feel that the message i was trying to convey was improperly understood....so let me clarify.

i did not mean that americans are the only ones who need to stop discriminating so that all this violence will cease. i think that it must be a joint effort with everyone. The US may be a rascist country in the aspect that some of its citizens are rascist but in my opinion their are many worse countries which deny people basic rights such as of religion or fair judiciary proceedings because of race. I think that we all need to stop be so rascist and wake up because if discrimination persists our lovely little world is probably going to be destroyed. i feel that as the "melting-pot" of cultures, the U.S. should lead by example and stop discriminating because if we truly are a free country where "all men are created equally," then why the discrimination over religion...a man made thing.

As for the violence around the world, i am truly disturbed and quite disgusted by the violence not because it is injustified but also because it is being caused by the "youths." As the youth of America and in a sense the world, I think that we should change older ways of thinking. I know that some people have parents who are rascist and luckily I am not one of those people but i think that we should all impact the world and change it for the better because WE are the future and it is us who are going to have to live in this world as well as raise our children. as the future we should attempt to change premordial beliefs that one religion surpasses another or that on race is superior to another. these type of beliefs are exactly what got the world into wars centuries ago. why are we repeating the same mistakes of our ancestors? it is time for a change, where I or anyone else can go on the subway without looking around for any suspicious activity. we all have the right to live in security but because that right is being violated we must do something.

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