Skip to comments.A message from the citizens of the 'great satan' to the rest of the world
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.
See this :
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.
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.
Imagine the world today without the United States of America. See what you get.
...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.
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.
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.
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,
I never considered myself the great Satan. I'm just a little devil!!