Friday, April 29, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson - On Being Disliked

VDH kicks virtual tushie. He takes the whole world to task for hating the United States...and calls it a compliment that they do hate us. VDH ends his insightful article with this doosie:
Sometimes the caliber of a nation is found not in why it is liked, but rather in why it is not...

...When Europe orders all American troops out; when Japan claims our textbooks whitewash the Japanese forced internment or Hiroshima; when China cites unfair trade with the United States; when South Korea says get the hell off our DMZ; when India complains that we are dumping outsourced jobs on them; when Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinians refuse cash aid; when Canada complains that we are not carrying our weight in collective North American defense; when the United Nations moves to Damascus; when the Arab Street seethes that we are pushing theocrats and autocrats down its throat; when Mexico builds a fence to keep us out; when Latin America proclaims a boycott of the culturally imperialistic Major Leagues; and when the world ignores American books, films, and popular culture, then perhaps we should be worried. But something tells me none of that is going to happen in this lifetime.


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