>Why are these simple basics so hard for americans to grasp?
hmmm. ok. i'll play.
option 1: you're an american. you grasp them. perhaps you can explain to the rest of us dweebs how ya got so lucky.
option 2: why don't you go out and create that party and teach everyone how to do it right. anyone can grow up to be lenin!
option 3: if you don't want to create that party, then tell it to a cushion.