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A message from the citizens of the 'great satan' to the rest of the world
Right Wing News ^ | 8/28/02 | John Hawkins

Posted on 08/27/2002 10:38:15 PM PDT by Conservageek

Acording to some non-American newspapers, the United States is responsible for most of the pollution in the world. We're also to blame for floods in Europe, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and if global warming ever actually happens that'll be our fault as well for not signing up for the totally ineffective Kyoto protocol.

We're regularly denounced at the UN for not signing treaties that would have a larger negative impact on us than any other nation. We're accused of wanting to be "above the law" for not recognizing the authority of an international criminal court treaty that we have not ratified and have "unsigned."

Japan and South Korea resent the soldiers we've had in their nations for decades to defend them from their enemies. African leaders denounce America for not giving them enough aid even as their hands are stretched out asking for more. European leaders look down their noses at Americans despite the fact that we came to their rescue multiple times in the last century.

9/11 was even our fault because we made Osama Bin Laden angry by keeping our infidel soldiers on the "holy sand" of Saudi Arabia to keep fellow Muslim Saddam Hussein from invading. We're constantly told that we have to convince the "Muslim street" that we're not infidel crusaders who want to continue a centuries old fight with them that ended before the US even became a nation. After more than a decade of trying to make peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the Palestinians had a party in the street when their heroes in Al-Queda murdered almost 3,000 Americans.

Well the citizens of the "hyperpower", "imperialist hegemony", "Great Satan" or whatever else you want to call us are starting to weary of being the whipping boy for the rest of the planet. In particular, a few things really grind on our nerves.

- The leaders of African nations who've hopelessly wrecked their countries complaining that we don't give them enough money. Maybe if they spent a little more time and effort improving the lives of their citizens and a little less time looking for Western money to sock away in their Swiss bank accounts everyone would be better off.

- European leaders who criticize America to score points with the lefties back home. They might want to start thinking about whether damaging their nation's relationship with the US is more important than scoring a few points in their next election.

- European government officials, columnists, etc, who act as if the United States is the focus of evil in the modern world. Between WW1, WW2, the Marshall Plan, and the Cold War we've been pretty good to Europe over the last century or so and treating us like we're some sort of global menace after all of that is ingratitude of the worst sort.

- Europeans who decry America's use of force to protect it's own citizens from terrorists, but who had no such issues with getting American help to liberate European nations and protect European citizens from harm.

- Nations that sit on the sidelines and carp about how the United States is getting in the way of their unrealistic and utopian version of the way the world works. It's very easy to complain when other nations take all the risks while your nation reaps the rewards for their actions.

- People who whine that America looks out for it's own interests as if that's not the case for every single nation in the world.

- Any representative of the Saudi government who complains about anything having to do with the US. Considering that we saved Saudi Arabia from Iraq in the Gulf War we had reason to expect a little gratitude. They repaid us by setting up anti-US schools and mosques across the world, by supplying 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, and by refusing to let us use our military bases on their soil for an Iraqi invasion. I think we've heard about enough from the Saudis to last about the next 50 years.

- Middle-Eastern mouthpieces for Arab dictators who complain about bad press in the US moments before they shill for terrorist supporting nations.

- Out of touch United Nations bureaucrats who try to foist their social science experiments on the whole world in general and the US in particular. The UN may view itself as some sort of 'world government' but we view them as a bunch of bumbling incompetents who have no authority to tell us to do anything.

If you want to disagree with something the US does that's fine with me. But the contrarian & reflexively hostile opposition to almost everything we do has long since gotten old. Especially when it comes from people who take our money, our protection, or who benefit substantially from the things we accomplish without having to bear their fair share of the risk or the costs. Too many people across the world have started to think that getting US support when they're in trouble is axiomatic. But the next time another "world crisis" occurs (and there will always be a next time), we're going to be able to ask for the first time since the Revolutionary war, "what did they do for us when we needed help?" If that answer to that question is "they sat on the sidelines and complained," then as far as we're concerned, don't call us and we won't call you.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: foreign; homeschoollist; relations; terrorism; war

1 posted on 08/27/2002 10:38:15 PM PDT by Conservageek
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To: Conservageek
Bump!
2 posted on 08/27/2002 10:42:14 PM PDT by PoorMuttly
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To: Conservageek
....good enough for me.
3 posted on 08/27/2002 10:44:58 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: Conservageek
Definitely written by a Jacksonian!

See this :

IRAQ: Strategy

You know the Jacksonians. They live in the "red counties," own guns, drink Budweiser, smoke ( or used to smoke ) Marlboros, and watch NASCAR on TV. They shop at Wal-Mart, and they made Rush Limbaugh the most-listened-to radio talk-show host in the history of the medium. They're Christians, and they believe in the terrible swift sword of righteousness.

4 posted on 08/27/2002 10:48:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Conservageek
Hmmmm? I guess that pretty much sums up how I feel!!!! It's great to have someone put my thoughts into words.
5 posted on 08/27/2002 10:49:38 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: Conservageek
Bravo, bravo, bravo and AMEN!
6 posted on 08/27/2002 10:51:05 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I am sorry I don't drink Budweiser, never really did like beer, always prefered cognac or rum (don't ask), nor do I sit and watch NASCAR on TV, got hooked on GP Motorcycle racing when stationed in Europe, other than that you got it about correct.
7 posted on 08/27/2002 10:54:10 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: Conservageek
BTTT
8 posted on 08/27/2002 10:57:18 PM PDT by I still care
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To: Conservageek
Washington said it best "avoid foreign entanglements." He was wise and it's still good advice.
9 posted on 08/27/2002 11:01:34 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: Conservageek
This should be required reading---thank you!
10 posted on 08/27/2002 11:02:01 PM PDT by SeenTheLight
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Be still my heart. *sigh* Now why can't there be more writings such as this?
11 posted on 08/27/2002 11:03:40 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Conservageek
E-Mail distribution BUMP!
12 posted on 08/27/2002 11:15:14 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Conservageek
"the "holy sand" of Saudi Arabia"

LOL

13 posted on 08/27/2002 11:18:31 PM PDT by Hannibal
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To: Conservageek
Europe and the rest of the world are blaming the US for failing the world's poor and destroying the environment. Tensions are emerging between those who want our money (Britain and most of the world) and the US even before the latest Earth Summit (which is meant to blame the USA for everything, as well as, take as much money from us as possible) in Johannesburg. See August 26th London Times.

Hmmm, now how many colonies did the USA have around the world? How many people did we enslave in Africa, Asia, and the rest of the world? Didn't the British Empire empirically control 1/3 of the world, what about France, Holland, Germany, Spain etc… Yet the world is blaming the USA because the world is poor.

Let those wonderful nations that put these people in poverty, used their cheap labor, and stole their minerals pay for the mess they created.

THE USA IS NOT TO BLAME. Perhaps Europe should look themselves in the mirror for most of the problems of the world. The third world is also to blame for their problems. They often created their mess through their corrupted leaders. The USA has no share in the blame, and we should refuse to accept any guilt. Perhaps the rest of the world should learn to fix their problems, instead of using the USA, Christians, Jews or Israel as whipping boys to blame all their own failings on.

Two last questions. Couldn't the poor in the world have been helped by giving all the money it cost to create this conference to them? Wouldn't the environment be better off with out the waste of fossil fuels it took to get to this conference? If these people don't care enough to send their money to the poor and help the environment, why should we?

14 posted on 08/27/2002 11:22:37 PM PDT by GaryMontana
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To: Conservageek
HERE!! HERE!! Right on target, so to speak !
15 posted on 08/27/2002 11:31:37 PM PDT by mark the shark
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To: Conservageek
- People who whine that America looks out for it's own interests as if that's not the case for every single nation in the world.

Capitalist, free market America should be the engine that drives the thoroughly socialized rest of the world, in their minds..........if that isn't a paradox, I don't know what is.

16 posted on 08/27/2002 11:42:41 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: Conservageek
There was a poster here on FR who posed a question not too long ago, I forget who it was, my apologies, but what they asked was this:

Imagine the world today without the United States of America. See what you get.

17 posted on 08/27/2002 11:49:11 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: He Rides A White Horse
That's right, they all criticize us to high heaven because we haven't adopted their socialistic, globalistic ideals.

...but rest assured, when the real trouble rears its head, whether it's Hitler and his Nazi hordes threatening to overrun them; whether it's Stalin and his Warsaw Pact friends thinking they might run a little roughshod over a people not paying attention, who they gonna call...........not 'Ghostbusters'.........

..........that's right, the USA.

There is a reason for that. We didn't declare independence for some stupid reason, we declared it because that's what we are, independent.......we don't really need to consult with Europe on an issue, it would be nice........

Ultimately, we are the 'experts' on dealing with your local, garden variety totalitarian terrorist.

18 posted on 08/28/2002 12:14:49 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
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To: Conservageek

19 posted on 08/28/2002 1:03:45 AM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: He Rides A White Horse
who they gonna call...........not 'Ghostbusters'......... ..........that's right, the USA.

Yeah, well, there's a reason for that. I believe that on a per capita population basis, there are more real men in this country than in any other.

Must be something in the Budweiser.

20 posted on 08/28/2002 4:17:41 AM PDT by Capriole
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To: Recovering_Democrat; LonePalm; Argh; xsmommy; hobbes1; christine; RikaStrom; Slip18; ...
ping.
21 posted on 08/28/2002 4:20:55 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: TxBec
great points. everyone is critical of the US, but have their hands out.
22 posted on 08/28/2002 4:25:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TxBec
pong
23 posted on 08/28/2002 4:54:25 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: 2Jedismom; homeschool mama; BallandPowder; ffrancone; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; WIMom; dd5339; Vic3O3; ..
This should be required reading---thank you!

I agree.

24 posted on 08/28/2002 5:24:24 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: Conservageek
- Europeans who decry America's use of force to protect it's own citizens from terrorists, but who had no such issues with getting American help to liberate European nations and protect European citizens from harm.

I actually saw a British official on cable about a week ago deny this. He said it was really the Russians as much as the Americans who saved Europe during WWII. I think we should let them stew in their own juices for a while, maybe a few years with no foreign aid and protection would cure their attitude.

25 posted on 08/28/2002 5:32:11 AM PDT by ladtx
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To: TxBec


26 posted on 08/28/2002 5:41:46 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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To: TxBec
Oh wow! Thanks for the ping. This was excellent.
27 posted on 08/28/2002 5:53:19 AM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: Conservageek
What he said.

BUMP

28 posted on 08/28/2002 5:54:55 AM PDT by Publius6961
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To: TxBec; Conservageek
We're regularly denounced at the UN for not signing treaties that would have a larger negative impact on us than any other nation. We're accused of wanting to be "above the law" for not recognizing the authority of an international criminal court treaty that we have not ratified and have "unsigned."

To Kofi Annan, with love,

Bart


29 posted on 08/28/2002 6:10:18 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: TxBec; Conservageek
Great post, Conservageek, and thanks much for the ping, TxBec. This one gets emailed to friends and family!

Proud to be an American bump!
31 posted on 08/28/2002 6:34:36 AM PDT by agrace
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To: Conservageek; dd5339
Nice post!
33 posted on 08/28/2002 6:40:11 AM PDT by Vic3O3
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To: TxBec
Thanks for the ping...bookmarking for later!
35 posted on 08/28/2002 7:01:22 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: TxBec
But the next time another "world crisis" occurs (and there will always be a next time), we're going to be able to ask for the first time since the Revolutionary war, "what did they do for us when we needed help?" If that answer to that question is "they sat on the sidelines and complained," then as far as we're concerned, don't call us and we won't call you.

Hell ya.

36 posted on 08/28/2002 8:03:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
You know the Jacksonians. They live in the "red counties," own guns, drink Budweiser, smoke ( or used to smoke ) Marlboros, and watch NASCAR on TV. They shop at Wal-Mart, and they made Rush Limbaugh the most-listened-to radio talk-show host in the history of the medium. They're Christians, and they believe in the terrible swift sword of righteousness.

Sounds good.

37 posted on 08/28/2002 8:32:41 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Conservageek; TxBec
Thanks for the ping, Txbec. And, thanks, Conservageek, for posting that article.

Recently, I debated two people from other countries online about the U.S. and its position in the world. They believed that the "Gulf War" was an act of imperialism by the U.S. They completely disregarded the fact that the U.N. asked us to get involved or that other nations were involved. Then they accused Americans of listening "naively" to our gov't. Curiously, on the other hand, they supported the bombing of Kosovo. Sounded partisan to me. I agreed that the U.S. should not be involved in other countries' wars, but, remember, that means don't bother calling when you're in trouble.
38 posted on 08/28/2002 8:35:39 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Conservageek
Works for me..............
39 posted on 08/28/2002 9:10:09 AM PDT by SeaDragon
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To: TxBec
Thanks for the ping. As one poster said - everybody in the world hates us but has their hand out.

I never considered myself the great Satan. I'm just a little devil!!

40 posted on 08/28/2002 1:39:23 PM PDT by Brownie74
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Yee-Haw!!! Sounds good to me!


41 posted on 08/28/2002 1:55:37 PM PDT by HiJinx
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To: Conservageek
I think I'll go along with this. Well stated. Bump to the top.
42 posted on 08/28/2002 5:36:59 PM PDT by redhead
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