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<br> From Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell



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NEGATIVE NATIONALISM

(i) ANGLOPHOBIA. Within the intelligentsia, a derisive and mildly hostile attitude towards Britain is more or less compulsory, but it is an unfaked emotion in many cases. During the war it was manifested in the defeatism of the intelligentsia, which persisted long after it had become clear that the Axis powers could not win. Many people were undisguisedly pleased when Singapore fell or when the British were driven out of Greece, and there was a remarkable unwillingness to believe in good news, e.g. el Alamein, or the number of German planes shot down in the Battle of Britain. English left-wing intellectuals did not, of course, actually want the Germans or Japanese to win the war, but many of them could not help getting a certain kick out of seeing their own country humiliated

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Bearguin wrote:
izittrue wrote:i thought we measured by height
Canada's bigger and we're on top.

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You forget that Alaska is sticking out of your ass.

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Luxembourg is #1 as far as I'm concerned.

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Mordread wrote:Luxembourg is #1 as far as I'm concerned.
Andorra has a freer economy.
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jj wrote:
Morticia wrote:It's not factually supported by nearly every single measure.

So why this perpetuation of the myth of USA is #1 even in the face of facts?
Well, right now, I think the world thinks we're #2.
That's just because the fucking Swedes won this years Tipping competition.

Wait till next yer.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mordread wrote:Luxembourg is #1 as far as I'm concerned.
Andorra has a freer economy.
But they border Spain.

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We can still nuke Detroit.

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Doctor X wrote:We can still nuke Detroit.

--J.D.
Would anyone notice?

I mean..I've been to Detroit.
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clarsct wrote:
Doctor X wrote:We can still nuke Detroit.

--J.D.
Would anyone notice?

I mean..I've been to Detroit.
What would the people who noticed think? Would they mind?

Well, I hope it's getting better!
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clarsct wrote:
Doctor X wrote:We can still nuke Detroit.
Would anyone notice?
It would be considered "Urban Renewal."
I mean..I've been to Detroit.
You have my sympathies. . . .

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It'd create a bloody mess at hospitals all over the region, and I'd likely get pulled off the current project into 24x7 coverage. So it'd interfere with my musicmaking. Plus, it'd be rather rude to Morticia.
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Doctor X wrote:We can still nuke Detroit.

--J.D.
No arguments here, so long as the Red Wings are in town when we do it.

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There are some evidences that Detroit has already been nuked.

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Anyone remember Kentucky Fried Movie? Specificaly the segment spoofing martial arts movies? The bad guy has the agent who has been spying on his operation brought before him. THe agent says "Do your worst! Beat me, pull out my fingernails! Poke me with hot irons, I won't talk!" (something like that, this is from memory)

The bad guy just looks him over and says "take him to DETROIT!"

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Hah! Detroit is a quiet lovely place filled with historic buildings and with views that remind me of the Bospherous.

After living in Brussels for nine years and travelling to the ME a few times Detroit is nothing.

:P

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Morticia wrote:Hah! Detroit is a quiet lovely place filled with historic buildings and with views that remind me of the Bospherous.

After living in Brussels for nine years and travelling to the ME a few times Detroit is nothing.

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The DIA is cool, though once you've seen the room filled with Rivera frescos, you've seen it.

The DSO is cool, and has Izzy Perlman these days.
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Anyone remember Kentucky Fried Movie?
wasnt chevy chase in that? or was that the groove tube..
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izittrue wrote:
Anyone remember Kentucky Fried Movie?
wasnt chevy chase in that? or was that the groove tube..
Groove Tube.