Sunday, November 25, 2007

US is‘worst’ imperialist: archbishop

Nothing like reconstructing a little of your countries own history. It amazes me how much some people hate the US, I experienced some of that this last week. The archbishop is now squandering what little authority he may have over this blatant America bashing. The irony is that Europe has been moving closer to the US (ie., Merkel and Sarkozy). It is also ironic that the Anglican fellowship is on the verge of disintegrating. Perhaps the archbishop needs to pay attention to his own house.
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the United States wields its power in a way that is worse than Britain during its imperial heyday.

Rowan Williams claimed that America’s attempt to intervene overseas by “clearing the decks” with a “quick burst of violent action” had led to “the worst of all worlds”.

In a wide-ranging interview with a British Muslim magazine, the Anglican leader linked criticism of the United States to one of his most pessimistic declarations about the state of western civilisation.

He said the crisis was caused not just by America’s actions but also by its misguided sense of its own mission. He poured scorn on the “chosen nation myth of America, meaning that what happens in America is very much at the heart of God’s purpose for humanity”. Read More.

HT: Ken

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