June 28, 2005
The €10 Tribute to the Greatness of America
One measure of America's greatness is the nature of its enemies. If you're against America, what are you for?
Being against America used to mean being in favor of communism. To this day you will see ineptly groomed moonbats slinking around in Che Guevara t-shirts, in homage to the profoundly evil ideology that has killed tens of millions and enslaved hundreds of millions more.
Although anti-American leftists are not known for being up to the minute — or even up to the century — in their understanding of the world around them, some do realize that the primary demon America is at odds with is no longer communism, but Islamofascist terrorism. Despite the fact that this sociopathic ideology stands diametrically opposed to everything liberals will tell you they believe in, events since 9/11 have shown that any enemy of their enemy can count on their friendship.
As valuable as the propaganda assistance of Newsweek and Senator Durbin has been to al Qaeda, some on the Left have opted for more direct support of their new cause. Code Pink raised money for the insurgents that it required a major operation to flush out of Fallujah. Left-leaning groups in Western Europe — a region of the world that is wealthy and free because Americans fought and died to keep it that way — have started a "Ten Euros for the Resistance" campaign to raise money for the terrorists who every day kill innocent civilians in their quest to destroy Iraq's fledgling democracy and replace it with another terror-nurturing Taliban.
The screwballs behind "Ten Euros" are a diverse lot — Marxists, fascists, etc. — but they all have one thing in common. According to Lorenzo Vidino, a terrorism analyst, "The glue that binds them together is anti-Americanism."
Anti-Americanism does seem to be the glue, or at least the lowest common denominator, linking everything that is evil, repressive, decadent, corrupt, pathetic, and/or vile. How great must America be to earn the enmity of everything from fascism, communism, and radical Islam to Hollywood moonbattery, posturing Euroweenies, the United Nations, and the leftward fringes of the Democratic Party?
Posted by Van Helsing at June 28, 2005 06:59 AM
Jealousy and envy are powerful motivators, often leading to contempt and hate. I just don’t understand the radical American left, if America doesn’t come out as the victor, don’t they realize their freedom will be lost too?
Posted by: Brad at June 28, 2005 08:29 AM
The American left/communists are not thinking that far ahead. They are thinking 06 and 08. They are thinking of regaining national power. And once that is done, they think they can paper over the differences with Europe by becoming Europe while hoping the jihadis will just become a nuisance.
Reality on the other hand cares not for pretty theoretical worlds.
Posted by: Anna at June 28, 2005 08:40 AM
What Brad said. Better to blame someone else for your shortcomings. Europe (and those in many other countries) should look to those they've elected and within themselves for their deficiencies. The spirit of competition and growth is part of being an American. That's why we're the richest country in the world. The UK, France, etc. have the same opportunities we do. They just do less with it. They want free healthcare and to work 35 hours a week with a month's vacation every year and don't see the correlation between getting everything handed to them and the actual cost of doing so. They overlook tyranny and oppression as long as it's not in their back yard - we don't. Yet, that tyranny is growing and perilously close to them. Their lethargy will be the end of them and they're mad because we've waken them up to it. So they call us bullies and blame us for the dictators and thugs they've ignored for so long.
History is repeating itself and you'd think those in Europe especially would recognize the facism at their door after witnessing Nazi Germany firsthand. But no, they haven't learned a thing.
Posted by: Von Oyster at June 28, 2005 08:49 AM
"As a filmmaker, I'm not interested in 9/11," he told Der Spiegel. "It's too small, history overwhelms it. The history of the world is like: He kills me, I kill him, only with different cosmetics and different castings. So in 2001, some fanatics killed some Americans, and now some Americans are killing some Iraqis. And in my childhood, some Nazis killed Jews. And now, some Jewish people and some Palestinians are killing each other. Political questions, if you go back thousands of years, are ephemeral, not important. History is the same thing over and over again."
I guess moral relativism comes naturally when you're boinking your own step-daughter.
Posted by: V the K at June 28, 2005 09:26 AM
What incomprehensible scum these subhumans are.
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at June 28, 2005 10:11 AM
It is depressing at times to see the mind-numbed robots the public schools in America are putting on the streets. I cring to think when these traders to democracy and liberty take over the reigns of this country. Come on all you decent Americans pump up the baby machine.......we have to outdo the communists and islamafacists in procreation....start tonight.
Posted by: webloafer at June 28, 2005 04:43 PM
I think that it's a terrible shame that nations like the Germans are willing to take their anti-Americanism so far as to forget the blood, sweat, and tears we shed to rid them of both fascism AND communism...as they plan to destroy Checkpoint Charlie symbolically on the 4th of July.
Posted by: kyer at June 30, 2005 07:46 PM