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JL's Journal

March 12, 2012

Dear JLPF Partner,

 

Let me make a confessionI’m a news junkie!”  Much to Patt’s chagrin, all I want to do when I am home and have any TV time is to watch news reports and political talk shows.  These are only occasionally interrupted by something non-political on NatGeo or Animal Planet.  But these days even nature and animals have been politicized by the right and left!

So now you know my TV viewing weaknesses!  Patt hopes you will pray for my deliverance from this “political addiction” before it becomes fatal!

PERCEPTIONS OF AMERICA

But I must confess that I am especially addicted to politics during election years – like 2012.   And when I am overseas, I am always fascinated by the opportunity to view America through the lenses of other countries and cultures – most of which view us very differently than we view ourselves.  Depending upon what country I am in, America is variously portrayed as a Christian nation…a city set on a hill…the land of opportunity…the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…a military bully…a capitalist exploiter…a colonialist country…the Great Satan.

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