Commonality, Similarity, Universal, Humanitarian...
First I would like to say thanks to such a warm and intelligent group of people. In this group I will never cause conflict. It has been said in these pages that the people of Peru, and the rest of South America are some of the warmest and spiritually evolved people in the world. I have been to Europe and Asia, and without a doubt Latino people are my choice of neighbors.
I fear the reputation of my country has suffered much since the little dictator, the shrub, has stolen the elections. For that I am embarrassed and apologetic.
But you must know that we Americans, while slow to react to evil, will only endure so much oppression. Someday the sleeping giant will awaken. and the people will be victorious.
Until that day I am so interested in the South American perspective on this corrupt situation in which we find ourselves. What do you think we should do. Since this hegemony has occured in many other places including South America, perhaps we could benefit from your wisdom.
Have you heard of this rumor about the North American Union? Is this a good or bad thing.
Also, we all as humans have things in common. If we focus on our commonality, we will grow stronger as a hemisphere.
I aminterested in your opinions. Muy Bien Gracias. Rosie
Sorry Rosie, as we said before, this is a language forum. This discussion is closed.
"It may come as a surprise to Rosie that there are civilized people right here in the US who do not share her political... let's call them "passions," and leave it at that. Rosie's multicultural epiphany ought to start with the recognition that the world doesn't revolve around US politics."
For those of you not that familiar with the intracacies of the English language, this comment on my unintentended faux pas may be categorized as subtle sarcasm. That there are civilized people in this country does not come as a surprise to me. I made no reference to the civility of my country. The passive aggressive attack on my character was unnecessary. Is there also a policy against 'flaming'? I meant no harm and apologize to the group for a breach of this forums policy.
In my humble opinion, neither history nor language can be separated from politics. Further, it is ironic that a discussion entitled Universality caused such an emotional upheaval. In the end though, I stand by my conviction that passion is always preferable to mean spirited sarcasm.
Humbly, Rosie la penitente [I know this "penitente" is wrong. I am hoping for a correction. I meant 'repentant'.]
You are quite right, Steve and welcome to the forum. As SLP2008 has pointed out already, this is a language forum, and we are trying to keep it friendly and as non-political as possible.
We hope to seeing you around, both you and Rosie.
Hola a todos-
I have just learned about this site from another Spanish learner at a podcast website. I certainly hope that the focus is on language and that intemperate political manifestos like Rosie's don't crop up too often. All that "Bushitler" stuff is so 2006, if you know what I mean. It may come as a surprise to Rosie that there are civilized people right here in the US who do not share her political... let's call them "passions," and leave it at that. Rosie's multicultural epiphany ought to start with the recognition that the world doesn't revolve around US politics.
I have political views of my own - but you won't see them written here. All I care about is the language, history, and culture of el mundo hispanoparlante, if that's a proper phrase. I look forward to participating.