Friday, March 09, 2007

Other America

[posted by Callimachus]

Here's a little story from that other America, the one that sends its sons and daughters into our military ranks; the America nearly invisible on college campuses and media newsrooms; the America that gets better lip service than health care from our political class; the America that only gets noticed at home when someone wants to turn it into a "victim," to suit some ulterior purpose, and abroad only as a vicious caricature.

Here's a glimpse. Go on, I promise: it's brief. Then you can go back to your America, if this isn't the one you're from. But maybe take away some of that other one with you.