U r satisfied to hurl personal insults.
If u can justify your defamations, then please do it.
I predict that u will not even try.
David, I do not hurl insults, it's your low level susceptibility that makes you assume such.
When I tell about your twisted logic, I can back my speech.
I'm going to give you an example:
- You are rightly proud of your Constitution.
You defend the Amendment that protects your right to bear arms.
However, there's another Amendment that stipulates that nobody should be discriminated
in reason of his ethnic appartenance, social status, beliefs....
In your different posts, at five different occasions, you had arisen the question of my being French,
belittling my nationality, explicitly or otherwise.
How can you talk about logic when you defend an Amendment and forget another ?
How can you claim this is defamation?
I would respect you if I see you desserve it, which, sadly, is not the case.
OK, Francis; I will address your concerns with explanations:
I understand what u mean about discrimination; however,
it does not apply to conversations as we are having here.
For the most part, the law means that nationality shoud not be considered
in employment, housing, education and a few other categories.
U have not applied to me for a job, nor have u asked me to lease u
an apartment nor a house, nor have u asked me to accept u as a student.
In America, we all know that we are perfectly free to discuss
the relative merits and shortcomings of different nationalities.
Hence, there is no law against beginning a thread about
the legendary thievery of Gypsies or how stingy are the Scotch
nor how outstandingly good is the food of the French.
We all have the constitutional right to freedom of speech. (First Amendment, Bill of Rights)
I did not violate the Constitution, nor did I violate any statute by discussing the French.
It is a fact that I
have never suffered at the hand (nor at the mouth) of any Frenchman,
(and it is another fact that I was a big fan of Brigitte Bardot)
but I have heard many, too many, accounts from my countrymen
of their experiences in France wherein thay were intentionally
treated rudely by the French, who looked down upon them,
ofen implying that thay were barbarians. (This was not true in August 1944.)
Thay perceived hatred against them from the French and spoke of it
upon their return to America. Indeed, I thought that Charles de Gaulle
took spiteful pleasure in his arrogance against us for the rest of his life,
after the war. (Ike did not HAVE
to let him lead
the way in the liberation of Paris.)
I was kidding around with u, Francis, in my posts to u,
but I did
have this state of affairs in the back of my mind,
of French anti-Americanism and French contempt of Americans.
THIS DOES NOT IMPLY that France must follow America 's lead on anything;
we respect the sovereignty
and autonomy that we restored to France. In fairness: u have not personally
been so arrogant nor so insolent nor so hostile as some of your countrymen have been to Americans.
In any case:
Let the record indicate that u negatively criticised ME
however many years ago, before I criticised u, in return.
By its nature, an attack is an invitation to counterattack.