Joined: Nov. 2007
American xenophobia is a Cold War relic that won't die.
Actually, on further thought, I think it predates the Cold War. The earliest reference to American paranoia/patriotism in what seemed something like its modern form that I remember reading was in response to the Anarchists and propaganda of the deed. The whole mess was considered Europe's fault, and the xenophobia was ripe and huge. Subversives, terrorists, communists, and anarchists lurked around every corner, with poisoned knives, lit bombs, and French accents.
The specifics have changed since, but the spirit seems very much the same, doesn't it?
"ALL eight of the "nature" miracles of Jesus could have been accomplished via the electroweak quantum tunneling mechanism. For example, walking on water could be accomplished by directing a neutrino beam created just below Jesus' feet downward." - Frank Tipler, ISCID fellow