I know, I knoww, try not to flame me too hard... Why do we use the words 'us' and 'them', when clearly neither group exists? Is it because it makes it easier to make blanket statements without thought, or what? I think whenever I see someone say 'the Republicans' or 'all liberals', that person is likely to be wrong in whatever tey are saying. When speaking about a specific group, I think we should be specific, or not name a group at all. For instance, I don't blame 'Republicans' or 'Conservatives' for all the tax cuts designed to help rich people. I blame Bush and his advisors. I don't blame 'America' for lousy labor and environmental practices, I try to pick out the specfic corporations that do it, like Walmart. I post this because I see people post things like 'what has the U.S. done to you?', or 'America(or another country) is evil(or some other negative statement)', as though a country exists as some sort of monolithic object.