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now this is a clear statement

Posted to Poetry and Politics

no confusion about this, e_dog clearly states the ambiguous cha·me·le·on·ic shifting of the power block that controls the enmity of the good old USA.....

One entry found for enmity.

Main Entry: en·mi·ty
Pronunciation: 'en-m&-tE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
Etymology: Middle English enmite, from Middle French enemité, from Old French enemisté, from enemi enemy
Date: 13th century
: positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
synonyms ENMITY, HOSTILITY, ANTIPATHY, ANTAGONISM, ANIMOSITY, RANCOR, ANIMUS mean deep-seated dislike or ill will. ENMITY suggests positive hatred which may be open or concealed . HOSTILITY suggests an enmity showing itself in attacks or aggression . ANTIPATHY and ANTAGONISM imply a natural or logical basis for one's hatred or dislike, ANTIPATHY suggesting repugnance, a desire to avoid or reject, and ANTAGONISM suggesting a clash of temperaments leading readily to hostility . ANIMOSITY suggests intense ill will and vindictiveness that threaten to kindle hostility . RANCOR is especially applied to bitter brooding over a wrong . ANIMUS adds to animosity the implication of strong prejudice !o!jections devoid of personal animus>.

You can see the psychologic component involved.