What America does the American Left love?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hapaboy, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. The World Doesn't Hate America, the Left Does

    By Dennis Prager

    One of the most widely held beliefs in the contemporary world -- so widely held it is not disputed -- is that, with few exceptions, the world hates America. One of the Democrats' major accusations against the Bush administration is that it has increased hatred of America to unprecedented levels. And in many polls, the United States is held to be among the greatest obstacles to world peace and harmony.

    But it is not true that the world hates America. It is the world's left that hates America. However, because the left dominates the world's news media and because most people, understandably, believe what the news media report, many people, including Americans, believe that the world hates America.

    That it is the left -- and those influenced by the left-leaning news and entertainment media -- that hates America can be easily shown.

    Take Western Europe, which is widely regarded as holding America in contempt, but upon examination only validates our thesis. The French, for example, are regarded as particularly America-hating, but if this were so, how does one explain the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France? Sarkozy loves America and was known to love America when he ran for president. Evidently, it is the left in France -- a left that, like the left in America, dominates the media, arts, universities and unions -- that hates the U.S., not the French.

    The same holds true for Spain, Australia, Britain, Latin America and elsewhere. The left in these countries hate the United States while non-leftists, and especially conservatives, in those countries hold America in high regard, if not actually love it.

    Take Spain. The prime minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004, Jose Maria Aznar, is a conservative who holds America in the highest regard. He was elected twice, and polls in Spain up to the week before the 2004 election all predicted a third term for Aznar's party (Aznar had promised not to run for a third term). Only the Madrid subway bombings, perpetrated by Muslim terrorists three days before the elections, but which the Aznar government erroneously blamed on Basque separatists, turned the election against the conservative party.

    There is another obvious argument against the belief that the world hates America: Many millions of people would rather live in America than in any other country. How does the left explain this? Why would people want to come to a country they loathe? Why don't people want to live in Sweden or France as much as they wish to live in America? Those are rich and free countries, too.

    The answer is that most people know there is no country in the world more accepting of strangers as is America. After three generations, people who have emigrated to Germany or France or Sweden do not feel -- and are not regarded as -- fully German, French or Swedish. Yet, anyone of any color from any country is regarded as American the moment he or she identifies as one. The country that the left routinely calls "xenophobic" and "racist" is in fact the least racist and xenophobic country in the world.

    Given that it is the left and the institutions it dominates -- universities, media (other than talk radio in America) and unions -- that hate America, two questions remain: Why does the left hate America, and does the American left, too, hate America?

    The answer to the first question is that America and especially the most hated parts of America -- conservatives, religious conservatives in particular -- are the greatest obstacles to leftist dominance. American success refutes the socialist ideals of the left; American use of force to vanquish evil refutes the left's pacifist tendencies; America is the last great country that believes in putting some murderers to death, something that is anathema to the left; when America is governed by conservatives, it uses the language of good and evil, language regarded by the left as "Manichean"; most Americans still believe in the Judeo-Christian value system, another target of the left because the left regards all religions as equally valid (or more to the point, equally foolish and dangerous) and regards God-based morality as the moral equivalent of alchemy.

    It makes perfect sense that the left around the world loathes America. The final question, then, is whether this loathing of America is characteristic of the American left as well. The answer is that the American left hates the America that believes in American exceptionalism, is prepared to use force to fight what it deems as dangerous evil, affirms the Judeo-Christian value system, believes in the death penalty, supports male-female marriage, rejects big government, wants lower taxes, prefers free market to governmental solutions, etc. The American left, like the rest of the world's left, loathes that America.

    So what America does the American left love? That is for those on the left to answer. But given their beliefs that America was founded by racists and slaveholders, that it is an imperialist nation, that 35 million Americans go hungry, that it invades countries for corporate profits, and that it is largely racist and xenophobic, it is a fair question.
  2. I agree 100% with this, after traveling a lot, I found out that the USA bring some kind of envy, love, hate and passion.. but a superb level of admiration also. My friends in europe, always talks about the US as a Mystical country..

    From my personal point of view, the USA is a synthesis of the hole world. But I think that we'r going straight to socialism and that is a much bigger threat than terrorism.

    IF we elect people like Hillary Clinton, we can bet that our country is on the downhill. 30 years with two families running the country?? i hope not.
  3. LT701


    the left and the right are united

    left and right bickering is a red herring

    immigration bill of late june was as loud and clear as the clues get

    look at hillary's *actual votes*

    she talks a good game against bush, but a close observer notices there's not much difference

    not much difference between bill and bush sr either
  4. No worry. Soon we come to power and effect the final solution to the media problem.
  5. a perfect example is the right and left both wanting amnesty... they were only defeated by an aggressive awakened public. here is an eye opening clip showing the hypocrisy of the mexican government:

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  6. wake up, Nicolas Sarkozy is an Israel-firster.

    As are most of the top thugs in the USA - and most hold dual citizenship.

    The media is a tightly controlled propraganda arm of the ruling elite.

    Stop spreading these nonsense articles and labels, trying to distract us from the real organzied crimainals in our midst. Have you actually taken a look at the small elite group who holds a stanglehold on the media outlets in the USA, Canada, and UK?
  7. By the way, what countries have the Death Penalty: USA, China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia....in good company I guess...

    Stop this fundementalist extremist god-talk of "vanquishing evil", good god how many have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of our WMD. We are not even allowed to see these numbers, it's hidden from us!!

    what red-blooded Israeli or USA or Canadian or UK soldier would not want to waste or take the boots to some arab who does not follow "our" god.

    This is scary stuff, and the Israel-firsters are pushing for WW3.
    When you believe that you are the best, you must take steps to wipe out all others. What a grand delusion.

    Our death culture is so entrenched, a fighter pilot who unleases his death from the sky to create 'crispy critters' on a town is a 'hero', but ohhhhh, if someone dares to fight back and straps a bombs to themselves, they are "cowards".
  8. ^^Moonbat alert
  9. ^^^O'Reilly Tube Smoker
  10. By the way, what countries have the Death Penalty: USA, China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia....in good company I guess...


    The US executed 53 people in 2006, prolly more people than that died due to complications of high blood pressure from hating George Bush.
    #10     Dec 31, 2007