Friday, October 19, 2007

The US is a great place to be anti-American

This is a great story, and so true. The anti-Americanism in the US is so ironic, and they don't even see it:

Anti-Americanism is on the wane at last. All over the world, Americans are being fĂȘted once again as farsighted, liberating heroes.

Al Gore has won a Nobel Peace Prize, an Oscar and an Emmy, the triple crown of recognition from the self-adoring keepers of bien-pensant, elite liberal, global orthodoxy. Michael Moore is treated like a prophet in Cannes and Venice, as he peddles his tales of an America that poisons its poor, sends its blacks off to war and shoots itself. Whenever a loquacious Dixie Chick or a contumacious Sean Penn utters some excoriating remark about the depravity of his or her own country, audiences around the world nod their heads in sympathetic agreement. Bill Clinton, of course, is a god. Though protocol dictates that he may not say things that are too unkind about the country he once led, a nod and a wink will suffice.

It has always amused me that the same people who denounce America as a seething cesspit of blind obscurantist bigotry can’t see the irony that America itself produces its own best critics. When there’s a scab to be picked on the American body politic, no one does it with more loving attention, more rigorous focus on the detail, than Americans themselves. Read More.

1 comment:

Ray said...

So what else is new. America has the best form of government, the greatest amount of freedom and the "best" anti-American rhetoric.

America is the greatest and the best in most categories.