|Reviews for America's Digression|
| James Jago 5/17/04 . chapter 1
Well, all I can say is that I really hope it isn't all THAT bad.
| Ashes0909 5/16/04 . chapter 1
I understand that the hardships homosexuals face are no where near as severe as the ones African Americans faced in the 1960s and I don't mean to dumb down what happened at that time to make it seem so. I included the line "Our footman, though happy to see that it has not reached a point as severe as the Race Riots, is still ashamed that the land of the free isn't for all." to convey that. One of my closes friends is homosexual though so it is easy for me to see the widely hidden discrimination they receive.
Once again..sorry to offend anyone! :)
| Calvin Fitzgerald 5/16/04 . chapter 1
I don't think your comparisons are very valid. The civil rights movement of the sixties was far more noble and hard fought then the gay rights movement of today. Are police setting dogs on gay rights protestors? Does segregation between homosexuals and hetersexuals exist in this country? No, there are just a lot of people who whole heartidly disagree with that way of life and don't appreciate being told that they have to accept it.
Secondly My Lai was a real massacre and an atrocity, by anyones standards. Abu Gharib was abuse, and as bad as it seems, it still isn't burning down a village and killing everyone in it. While your sentinments are common among members of the democratic party and liberals across the country, that doesn't mean they are correct.
| Anarchy-in-america 5/16/04 . chapter 1
I agree with your views. You should say ENTITLED, NOT IN TITLED.
| The White 5/16/04 . chapter 1
I love every point you made on this essay, but I think a better comparison between the mistreatment of African-Americans from years ago would be racial profiling and the rights-stripping Patriot Act, both just as harmful and destructive as segregation and discrimination against blacks was in the sixties and before.
| CommandoCody 5/16/04 . chapter 1
The essay is organized and well written. You make your point passionately, with a clear conviction behind what you've put down.
That having been said, I think it might be prudent to point out many of your comparisons are blown out of proportion. My Lai and Abu Garaib do not synch up at all, and to claim that a homosexual of today is just as bad off as an American-African of yesterday is not valid even by a very liberal set of standards.
So there stands the technical and my own opinion. Not a bad essay.