To: tictoc; Erasmus; knighthawk
<< And it is by no means just the Germans who are exhibiting hostility toward the U.S.
Even Britain, our supposed "special partner" in Europe, has gotten thoroughly swept up in the resentment game.
I happened to be in London on America's Independence Day this year, and opened the English newspapers to find headlines like this one in the Daily Mirror--"Mourn on the Fourth of July: The USA is now the world's leading rogue state."
Chelsea Clinton, currently pursuing a master's degree at Oxford, and hardly a rabid flag-waver, wrote an article shortly after September 11 complaining that "Every day I encounter some sort of anti-American feeling. Sometimes it's from other students, sometimes it's from a newspaper columnist, sometimes it's from 'peace' demonstrators."
Despite Tony Blair .... more Britons say in the latest polls that they disapprove of America's war on terror than approve it. Today, 53 percent of the British name Europe as their closest ally, compared to a third who choose the U.S. Two decades ago, that was reversed.
When New York City Democrat Ed Koch appeared on a BBC television program at the one-year anniversary of the Twin Towers attacks, he was called a simple-minded buffoon for defending the U.S.
Here is a representative response from the BBC Web site:
"The fact is that one of the reasons why the U.S. got bombed on September 11th was as a result of the U.S.'s heavy-handed and misguided approach in its foreign policy--which has created a lot of anger worldwide."
The Londoner who wrote that has much company across her continent: In a study by the Pew Research Center two months after the attacks, fully 66 percent of a group of European elites stated that Europeans believe it is "good for the U.S. to feel vulnerable. >>
All the Rah Rah bullsh*t in the world -- and God knows it flows deep and wide here at FReeRepublic -- will never convince those of US who constantly travel the world and who every month of the year meet and deal with scores of that sad socialist state's sorry subjects, that even Britain, our supposed "special partner and ally" is not consumed by the same envy-driven hesperophobic hatred and anti-Americanism that eats at Europe's other dead and decadent kleptocracies.
And that consumes about 90% of the rest of the world!
posted on 04/06/2003 3:37:34 AM PDT
by Brian Allen
(I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny ....)
posted on 04/06/2003 3:51:23 AM PDT
To: Brian Allen
In Europe, even more then in the US, the media is left. In the Netherlands, 80% of the journalists vote leftist parties.
To: Brian Allen
I heard the following joke attributed to Bono (meaning even a commie can see what's up here).
An American and an Irishman are walking down a road together and they come upon a huge, beautiful house.
The American says "Someday I'm going to own this house!"
The Irishman says "Someday I'm going to get the bastard who lives in this house."
That is the difference between Americans and Europeans. It says it all, IMHO.
posted on 04/06/2003 10:39:30 AM PDT
(Regime change began at home in 2000.)
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