Friday, July 29, 2011

Winner indeed.
I wish they’d told me it was online.
They didn’t.
Extremely disappointed with the US Dept of State, but the yahoo for whatever it is worth.


Anonymous said...

Ha! Congratulations!! I am very glad to see you published!

At the moment I do not share your sense of optimism about the U.S.
Looking at America today, or better: at the image of America I get from the media I use here, I think it is a bit dangerous nowadays to link too much with this declining superpower. Politicans all over the world very often forget the major "bonum commune" and act selfish (in a way selfishness is a part of their character, otherwise they would be unable to come into these positions) - but what parts of the socalled "elite" act out over there actually is beyond any description. I pity the President, he obviously thought he'd had to interact with rational humans, not egoistic Neanderthals.

norrbu said...

Congratulations Austere di.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award, plus an excellent essay. I left a comment! :)

fyi, I am a conservative American, but do not believe (at least I hope not) that I would generally be considered either selfish or Neanderthal. It is so easy to be deceived by the media. I try to read as much as possible, from the left, the right and the ostensible center, to find a semblance of "truth."

PQ said...

Great Job Austy! Congratz! It is very well written...totally agree on the trust factor