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May 27, 2005

Can We Question Newsweek's Patriotism Now?

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.



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