May 27, 2005

Can We Question Newsweek's Patriotism Now?
— Ace

Pixy Misa, host of this domain (also known to me as Mr. Pixy Misa), thoroughly rips an anti-American screen appearing -- where else? -- Al-Newsweek.

But not in the American edition; oh, no. This bit of anti-American incitement is intended only for foreign consumption, appearing it its interenational edition.

Pixy slices like an f'n' hammer:

The truth is that Americans are living in a dream world. Not only do others not share America's self-regard, they no longer aspire to emulate the country's social and economic achievements.

Well, yeah, we noticed that. Anti-Americanism goes hand-in-hand with social and economic dysfunction.

The loss of faith in the American Dream goes beyond this swaggering administration and its war in Iraq.

Fuck you too, Newsweek.

A man after my own heart. And isn't it time to retire the "swaggering" cliche? Aren't paid writers supposed to be on the look-out for cliches that have been used so many times as to have been drained of all meaning whatsoever?

Countries today have dozens of political, economic and social models to choose from.

Most of which have been proven not to work.

Anti-Americanism is especially virulent in Europe and Latin America, where countries have established their own distinctive ways—none made in America.

That is a bizarrely twisted statement.

America didn't invent democracy or free markets, though it did give them some unprecedented guarantees in its Constitution. Since the year that document was signed, France has changed its form of government - not just the ruler or leader, but the very nature of the government itself - twelve times.

The made-in-America product seems to be somewhat more reliable than what many European countries have managed, with the exception perhaps of Britain. I won't even mention Latin America.

Futurologist Jeremy Rifkin, in his recent book "The European Dream," hails an emerging European Union based on generous social welfare, cultural diversity and respect for international law—a model that's caught on quickly across the former nations of Eastern Europe and the Baltics.

Along with high taxes, high unemployment, low economic growth, negative population growth.

In Asia, the rise of autocratic capitalism in China or Singapore is as much a "model" for development as America's scandal-ridden corporate culture.

Yes, who needs civil rights?

The funny thing of course is that this cocksucker goes on to rip Americans for not guaranteeing "civil rights" he holds precious -- guaranteed minimum salary, working or not (i.e., the dole), the "right" to be free of the death penalty, etc.

And yet he also praises the "models" of China and Singapore... far more autocratic and draconian regimes than ours, of course.

How can it be that he thinks countries with (he alleges) more civil "rights" than America are better than America, and that those countries with less civil rights are also better than America?

Well, you don't really need to be consistent when all you want to do is knock America for everyfuckingthing.

I have to join with 72 Repetitions on this -- the right must boycott. If you're still subscribing to Newsweek, you're enabling these bastards.

Posted by: Ace at 08:57 AM | Comments (9)
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1 "Futurologist..."

What the fuck?

Posted by: TheDude at May 27, 2005 09:17 AM (47UUL)

2 The "journalist" also fails to mention the fact that his civilized voters in Europe are abandoning the EU concept in about the same proportions that they support the death penality. Proving the point that either Ace or Insty made a few months back that Europe is not more civilized than the US, they are just less democratic.

The more I hear these kinds of screeds form leftist propogandists the more I am convionced that they are delusional. Ted Kazinski was spot on with his diagnosis of liberalism as a mental illness.

Posted by: Scot at May 27, 2005 09:18 AM (qlZ26)

3 Don't draw the line at Newsweek. Note where the article appeared online - MSfuckingNBC. So far as I am concerned, don't just tell Newsweek to fuck off. Tell Katie and the rest of those clowns to fuck off, too.

National Broadcasting Company, my ass. Whose nation?

Posted by: Dave at May 27, 2005 09:20 AM (y7GUy)

4 Anybody talking about "an emerging European Union" this week is not paying attention at all.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at May 27, 2005 09:20 AM (/Vw/7)

5 The list goes on: ugly racial tensions,...

I'm so sick and fucking tired of that lie.

See page 112 (page 122 of the PDF) of this Pew Global Attidudes Project report:

Americans express significantly more tolerance toward ethnic minorities than do Europeans. The U.S. public has an overwhelmingly positive view of the country's two largest ethnic minorities---African-Americans and Hispanics.

Posted by: Hubris at May 27, 2005 09:31 AM (ghFND)

6 They are just whistling in the wind, hoping that the US fails so they can say 'We told you so!'

I believe that this support/worship/fawning over anything NOT US is how they hope to validate their beliefs that the US is the main/only source of evil in the world; that all else that might be evil pales before the US's grave injustices.

North Korea? Just needs more aid to see the light.
China? No problem there...who needs civil rights?
Cuba? Poor misunderstood Castro, Damn US embargo is keeping 'em down!

And on and on and on.....

I think the anti-US supporters hope to wear down those that hold the radical notions of Freedom for All until there are none left willing to defend that cause.

Mind you, they will not like their new masters but they will still manage to blame the past old evil US for causing all the world's evil.

Until there is but one world gov't, based on the ideals that anything the US supported was wrong and its people's must be punished forever for their crime was much worse than any mere Nazi supporter, communist death camps, or whatever foul example one wishes to use.

Dr. No

Posted by: Dr No at May 27, 2005 09:35 AM (MSMPS)

7 "a model that's caught on quickly across the former nations of Eastern Europe and the Baltics."


First of all, those nations obviously had way more generous social welfare - in theory, if nowhere else - BEFORE the collapse of their retarded communist bullshit, right?

Second - was I hallucinating, or did Slovakia just institute a flat tax? isn't Eastern Europe collectively begging for our doggie treats and pissing off Chiraq (name intentionally misspelt for humorous purposes)? aren't several E.European nations in The Coalition of Aaron Spelling? IS this author not an ass?

Posted by: Knemon at May 27, 2005 09:37 AM (QaHR7)

8 Guaranteed minimum salary and no death penalty?

In other words, free room and board for life, unless you kill someone, in which case you get free room and board for life.

Posted by: right at May 27, 2005 10:15 AM (v0V52)

9 Anybody talking about "an emerging European Union" this week is not paying attention at all.

Posted by tachyonshuggy at May 27, 2005 02:20 PM

Actually, the article was in the January 31st edition of the internation version of events. Which means it was written imediately prior to the Irag elections, back when liberals were claiming that the situation was so bad that they should postpone the elections.

Don't liberals ever get tired of being wrong all the time?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 27, 2005 04:35 PM (Q4TKE)

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