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    EDITORIAL FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY


    We rarely get a chance to see another country's
    editorial about the USA. I think this is very much
    worth reading and passing on. It says a lot.



    Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper. The
    article was written by

    Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title
    "C"ntarea Americii

    meaning "Ode To America") on September 24, 2002 in
    the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei ("The Daily
    Event" or "News of the Day").



    ~An Ode to America~

    Why are Americans so united? They would not
    resemble one another even if you painted them all
    one color! They speak all the languages of the world
    and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and
    religious beliefs.

    Still, the American tragedy turned three hundred
    million people into a hand put on the heart.

    Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the army,
    and the secret services that they are only a bunch
    of losers. Nobody rushed to empty their bank
    accounts. Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby
    to gape about. The Americans volunteered to donate
    blood and to give a helping hand.

    After the first moments of panic, they raised
    their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on
    T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the
    national flag. They placed flags on buildings and
    cars as if in every place and on every car a
    government official or the president was passing.

    On every occasion, they started singing their
    traditional song: "God Bless America!" I watched the
    live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours
    listening to the story of the guy who went down one
    hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without
    knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey
    player, who gave his life fighting with the
    terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a
    target that could have killed other hundreds or
    thousands of people.

    How on earth were they able to respond united as
    one human being?

    Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the
    memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic
    heroes. And with every phone call, millions and
    millions of dollars were put in a collection aimed
    at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit,
    which no money can buy.

    What on earth can unite the Americans in such a
    way? Their land? Their galloping history? Their
    economic Power? Money? I tried for hours to find an
    answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the
    risk of sounding commonplace.

    I thought things over, but I reached only one
    conclusion... Only freedom can work such miracles.
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap: GREAT POST!!!!!!
     
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    I agree, great post! I loved it the first time and it's better even now. Too bad so many have forgotten what brought us to this place in time, but it probably won't be too long before a reminder hits them.
     
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    sweet:thup:
     
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    An execellent bit of writing.
     

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