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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Michelle Malkin points to this story today about the owner of a pizzeria in Denmark:
This website is collecting pledges for the restaurant owner since he has now lost his business. I understand why all sorts of pro-war people are jumping on this story, and supporting someone who is supporting us. But I wonder... what if this were... oh... let's say Alabama and this man had posted signs barring black people from his restaurant. Would you pledge money then? Not only that, what does it say about us that we think it's acceptable to hold an entire population accountable for the decisions of that population's government. Isn't that something we complain about when the French or German's say they hate all Americans? Just a thought.
That's rather my take on it too. I left a comment on the gopvixen's site, saying that I'm on the receiving end of this sort of prejudice, being an American in England. Not quite not being served in restaurants, but, as you mentioned, being held accountable for all sorts of things that I may not even support or agree with.Post a Comment
I'm glad for most occasions of pro-American sentiment, but I'm not real happy about what this Danish man did. I feel there are better ways of making a statement showing support besides such discrimination on the basis of nationality.
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