Im American, I absolutely love Europe (UK especially), and everything about it (cars, cultures, history, did I mention the cars?, and food (except the UK
). It is hard for me to take criticism... especially when its senseless blind US bashing that isnt constructive in any way. I really really loathe those people that take it upon themselves to point out every teeny weeny weakness in our country, and just LOVE pointing it out.. I mean, its the biggest form of insecurity I think Ive EVER seen. Their so-called "criticism" isnt even constructive.. They dont offer solutions, and when they actually DO, theyre what most of us would consider fundamentalist crazy stuff. America does do alot of good for the world, but nobody EVER talks about it. Sadly enough, Europe's media has given George Bush a worse reputation than Saddam Insane. Select people here just have this thing about them where they constantly go on and on about how Bush is a moron. All the while Saddam is gassing the Kurds and setting up rape-camps in Kuwait.. Nobody says anything about him. It takes alot to say that youre gonna "go it alone" and attack another country all by yourself, but if thats what has to be done than so be it. I dont wanna be vaporized by Saddam's nukes, if he has any. And if he DIDNT have nukes or chem weapons, why would he object to inspectors? Please, folks.. Heads out of the sand.
George Bush may be plain spoken, but I like it. It brings him down to the level of the common man, the man whos opinion matters most. It makes me proud when George Bush gets choked up or gets watery eyes when September 11th is mentioned. It tells me that he's...well... just like me. A common man with feelings. But to some "other" people, this display would be considered childish.. He's just like us, folks. He has that "childs patriotism", just like most of us do. Tell me you dont get all excited and proud when you see flags and hear bands playing patriotic tunes? I know I do, my spine tingles with pride. But, oh no, I cant say this because some people would consider it "in your face" US imperialism. Since when was I not allowed to be proud? Im not bashing your country, let me be proud of mine.
And one other thing, we havent heard the end of the Pretzel incident yet. Havent YOU ever choked on anything? Havent you ever been eating something and it just happens to "go down the wrong pipe"?? Remind me and I wont let you hear the end of it. Give the guy a break, he's trying to run this superpower and doing a damn good job of it, I think. He's recorded THE highest approval ratings ever attained by a president. That should say SOMETHING..
Oh, and By the way, we dont need any baseless US-bashing from people around the world, we have Berkeley, California, the place where the National Anthem is banned.
Sorry that my argument is kinda all over the charts.. this all flowed into my head as I wrote it.