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Re: Bad company ;-)

Dear Joe,

The biggest guy on the block is always looked at with envy. America is a
diverse and powerful nation.  If all the powers of hell waked to madness it
would not change the adaptability of the most powerful nation that ever
existed in the history of our species.  As long as you stand by your
principals you will remain great.  Your country was born in a love of
liberty and forged in a fire of hope and prayer. Guns do not win a war.  The
victors are those who from the crucible of battle emerge with their dreams
and principals intact.  The danger is that for immediate advantage you give
up what you have paid in blood for.

I do not agree with many of America's policies. Being pro European does not
mean that a person is anti-American.

Yeats, writing at the time of Irish rebellious clouds forming put it

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above:
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love:
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Erkes" <erkesjoe@nycap.rr.com>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: Bad company ;-)

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