I have to agree.
Most of Western Europe and the US have been allies for a long time, and while we have policy disagreements, and we’ve certainly drifted apart since the foundation of the EU, I get tired of seeing “Euroscum, Eurotrash,” etc (with the possible exception of the French, but that’s a personal failing on my part).
Fact is, we DID get the economic kick-start wrong, and while it’s not exactly a warm-and-fuzzy feeling to be second-guessed by Europe, it doesn’t make the opinion incorrect.
I, for one, would prefer more isolationist policies and a rebirth of our manufacturing infrastructure as well as domestically producing the bulk of the resources we use.
Sticks and stones and all that...I honestly don’t care what people in Europe say about us or our policies as long as they don’t actively interfere with us domestically.
There ARE conservative Eurpoeans...Many of them visit this site. Please try to remember that conservatism, morality, and fiscal responsibility aren’t uniquely American, and that there truly are allies out there (if we don’t drive them off or convince them that we really are boorish and ignorant).
i could not agree more. it´s true that “europe” and the US have drifted apart since the foundation of the EU (this is btw. one of the “secret *lol*” goals of the EU). but i´m sick of anti americanism on this side of the world too. What is the US ? is it the forreign policy? (wich is not in EU interest?)btw. why should US policy fit european interests? the same way could be said the other way around. or is it the people?
like you i don´t care what people in the US say about EU policy (as long as they dont actively interfere with us domestically.) but as you have said: There ARE conservative Eurpoeans out there... countries don´t have friends they have common interessts or not (and it looks like “europe” and the US have lost many “ but not all” of them). only people have friends. and for me in personal i have no problems meeting americans. i liked most americans i have
met in personal.and this is what cracks me up reading comments on message boards like euro scum...., american idiots... (while we disagree on many facts in world politics we should think twice “do we hate each other only because our media tells us?) what is europe on the other side? a single politician who may think he will gain some votes because he hits the anti american crowd? we share some basic lifestyle. of corse we disagree some times but why to hell is all this hate?. we can learn from each other. is every solution bad because it comes from america? NO. is every solution bad only because it comes from europe? NO.