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Old Posted Dec 24, 2019, 12:26 AM
wave46 wave46 is offline
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People who gave a crap about this country - it's accomplishments, failures and sense of who we are, really. John Ralston Saul is someone who floats to mind as an archetype.

The rest will follow in natural course.

But hey, others have said it better than I - we are but a wannabe colony (whether British or American) inhabited by wannabe colonists. The best measure of success to those types is to mildly impress the powers above them.

To me, the most visible success of a country is being something that doesn't give two craps about what others think of it and makes itself into what it wants - I can't imagine the Swiss or Danes giving much of a crap about what the UK or America think of them. They've built their own success in their own mold.
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