Olberman blasts "pro-American" statements

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    The term "anti-American" and it’s variants (“hating America" and the like) are regularly employed to defame critics of state policy who may admire and respect the country, its culture ,and its achievements, indeed think it is the greatest place on earth.
    Nevertheless, they “hate America” and are “anti American" on the tacit assumption that the society and its people are to be identified with state power.
    This usage is drawn directly from the lexicon of totalitarianism In the former Russian empire, dissidents were guilty of “anti-sovietism” –critics of Brazils military were labeled "anti Brazilian". Among people committed to freedom and democracy, such attitudes are inconceivable. It would only arouse ridicule in Rome or Milan if a critic of Berlusconi’s policies were condemned as “anti-Italian” though it would have passed in Mussolini’s day.” ..
     
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