[Linux4christians] OT: Thatcher quote
sebelk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 12:37:18 EST 2009
It's interesting that we can share differents cultures.
In fact I think that english it's a beatiful language.
Beside this, I prefer to difference between people and government of a
given country. I hate Thatcher policy but I don't hate british people.
I hate Thatcher policy as I do our evil militar dictator Galtieri
"policy" of those years ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galtieri )
If you read eg on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War you will
know why I M. Thatcher is not precisely a funny personality for
Argentina and for South America (except people close to former
dictatorship Pinochet from Chile).
And for me there is a big difference between Washington and Reagan (I
guess that there are many Reagan "fans" on this list), and between
Jefferson and Thatcher.
In other words, I admire George Washington but I don't admire neither
Reagan nor Bushes.
Believe me that in South america, Africa, Asia, etc, we know more of
USA and UK culture and history that last mentioned do about the rest
of the world :-)
2009/2/15 Legatus <lists at runyanrants.net>:
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 07:57, Sergio Belkin <sebelk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Oj, I forget it, our national hero is José de San Martín
>> 2009/2/14 Sergio Belkin <sebelk at gmail.com>:
>>> <joke>I'm from Argentina, and you don't know how I can be glad seeing
>>> a Thatcher's quote</joke>
>>> So, I give you quotes of the national hero of Argentina:
>>> * Let us be free, the rest matters not.
>>> * The soldiers of our land know no luxury, but glory.
>>> * My best friend is he who rights my wrongs or reproaches my mistakes.
>>> Sorry for be annoying, but there is a planet beyond North America and UK.
>>>> The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's
>>>> - Margaret Thatcher
> Great quotes, and interesting bio on him. Don't appologize for giving
> us something more to think about. I think you should consider that you
> are on an English speaking list, so peoples point of reference will be
> that of North Americans and British most often. If I were on a German
> speaking list, I would expect that I would see a more central and
> eastern European bent on the topics. South American history has a lot
> more to do with the Spanish Empire than the British Empire, so in a
> lot of ways they have very divergent histories that cross
> periodically. Its interesting history, but not near as familiar to
> many of us. I guess to get to the point, don't be annoyed with us, I
> certainly am not with you for sharing with us about one of your
> national heroes.
> JD Runyan
> Jay London - "My father would take me to the playground, and put me
> on mood swings."
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