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Submitted by Paul Hease (United States), Jun 20, 2002 at 19:56

As an english citizen who has lived in this country for 12 years, and a few of those quite close to Berkeley's campus in Ca, I can categorically state that the elite academic sector of this country and its wannabees who suck up all their revisions of US's christian-based history, hate the US and all its policies. They have a deep distrust of government, and have always been the breeding ground for radicalism. Consequently, these outside groups who also hate the US, play on the collective guilt and distrust of academia, and give such scholars an anti-establishment edge. Dont forget that the leaders in these universities were themselves probably on the fringe of the sixties radical movement. Luckily, most of the US populace can see through this 'intellectual' crap in a nanosecond.

They are not a vocal majority precisely because they feel they do not have the intellectual heft to make a cogent case. Still, they can see through the bull***. In big cities, you have a disproportionate number of intellectuals, and so you might think anyone with a good brain would agree with Harvard, but get 20 miles outside the cities and folks know of the relative merits of a christian-based nation.

They know that the US and Britain rescued the world from 2 world wars and stopped evil in its tracks, they know that US sends more medical aid, food, missionaries, money overseas than the rest of the world combined. This is what upsets the elite/arch democrat liberals so much. They just cannot understand how mainstream America is so blind to the evils of US foreign policy, abuse of the environment, warmongering etc. It is they who are blind, however, which is why they are still a small. albeit disproportionately influencial, minority after nearly 40 years.

As Timothy says: "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof...ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
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