Tuesday, January 23, 2007

What the World Doesn’t Think of Itself

"I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting."

- Norman Schwarzkopf

Conservative American columnist Debbie Schlussel appeared on the BBC World Service’s “World (Don’t) Have Your Say” program. With the usual ever vigilant love of tolerance and an open feeling for a broad range of opnions, callers’ first instinct was to ask to silence her or get her off the air. Who can take these critics seriously? In the face of great challenge the best they can come up with is more hyperventilating.

Like everything else as deranged as these useless criticisms of Americans and America do, they never, NEVER ask what Russia does, or China, or Pakistan, or India, or what Europe does for that matter. Those “concerned” about the US’ image (which is to say that they do their best to hack at it themselves) have to offer is limited, one thinks of the aptly named “Chewbacca defense”.

Euro-peevishness on parade... Useful, truly.