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    .. i think nationalism can't be helped in the arena of the olympics.. that's just part of the olympics and the olympic spirit..

    Does that include changing Olympic protocol by adding nationalistic words to the opening words, or bringing on a torn flag from "ground zero", or wearing national team uniforms (another first), or chanting USA USA USA USA, or......???

    I don't think so.
  2. Something along the lines of fair play, sports - not politics, overt patriotism.


    I don't like the Japanese coverage either.


    I find all forms of nationalism rather ugly. In that sense it seems us Americans* (see below) and Japanese in general do have a lot in common.


    Have you answered the "when will the waving flag on the TV continue until" question yet? And why the US terrorist incident, terrible though it of course was, was more terrible that any other number of terrible terrorism incidents that have gone on over decades in other countries?


    By the way, Yeah!, thanks for the link...looks very interesting.


    Also by the way - I am American.

  3. Thomas


    Thought there would be a response like that!

    OK, doggystyle, so you are proud and a patriot, arent you? Thats fine. Dozo....


    But for how long does the flag on the TV and all of this continue? And for the consumption of the rest of the world? (as per Olympics ceremony). Forever?


    And can you not think of another country that has seen tradegy or terrorism ever before? Maybe not 3000 people at one time (oh yes, werent many of those victims non-Americans?), but ongoing and for a long long time anyway?


    Or do they not show tell you that kind of thing goes on in the US news?

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