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Just a few days ago, I heard some attorneys lamenting that we in this country, don’t have a three day weekend every week, “like they do in France”. I smirked into my Kindle, not wanting to cause a tropical downpour on the poor devils’ parade. France doesn’t have three day weekends every week, and while the French don’t live to work, like most modern Americans, they certainly don’t enjoy the idyllic, work- and worry-free existence most American liberals think they do.
The myth is symptomatic of the disordered and downright schizophrenic American liberal view of (western) Europe. On the one hand, the denizens of Manhattan’s Upper East Side and LA’s Beverly Hills profess their undying love for European cuisine, brag about visiting Paris and Rome, and try to insert phrases such as “beaucoup” and “ciao” into every day conversation. On the other hand, they lack any understanding of European history beyond such Hollywood movie/pop fiction topics as World War II and perhaps, the French Revolution.
I bet most American college graduates wouldn’t be able to cogently explain who Joan of Arc was and what war she participated in. Besides their ignorance of western European history, they react with shrieking, pale-faced outrage at any suggestion that European culture is both superior and worth preserving. As if the architecture, cuisine, and language that they so admire will survive an onslaught of Arabs and Africans for which these same liberals are clamoring. The fools want to eat their baguette and have it too.
By reversing himself and refusing to release graphic photos of abused prisoners of war, Barack Obama has stunned liberals. They feel betrayed and abandoned by a president they put into office. On war and torture, at least, they thought Barack was one of them. He is not. Barack is not into ideology. He is into Barack.
So Americans have elected another president who is in not in any visible way a real American.
He is from Hawaii and Chicago. From Kenya and Indonesia. From nowhere and everywhere. He‘s “a citizen of the world,” the euphemism for the rootless elites who have slowly captured American politics, culture and business in the last half century.
In these qualities, however, Barack Hussein Obama merely reprises his predecessor, the president from Connecticut and Texas with no more attachment to those places than anywhere else, and whose principal loyalty isn’t to kith and kin or to place, but to power, privilege and a “proposition” called democracy.
This center-right country is about to strengthen a liberal Congress whose approval rating is 10 percent and implant in Washington a regime further to the left than any in U.S. history. Consider.
As of today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat, anticipates gains of 15-30 seats. Sen. Harry Reid, whose partisanship grates even on many in his own party, may see his caucus expand to a filibuster-proof majority where he can ignore Republican dissent.
Persuading a libertarian that the Lord gave us the earth for our use, not for our maximum exploitation.