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EUROPEAN INTELLECTUALS LOVE THE THIRD WORLD | 2002-08-31

For American leftists, Europe is good but the Third World is GREAT. Communists counties were, of course, perfect, but sometimes leftism is too dumb to survive at all.

Leftists worship Karl Marx in their universities still, but they can't talk about that outside their captive classrooms without getting laughed at.

But our east coasters still have that Johannesburg meeting to salivate over.

There, the old condemnation of America for being rich is gravely accepted by everybody. We may not have that world-threatening yellow cloud spreading out from us, but we are guilty of using a quarter of the world's energy to produce a quarter of the world's goods.

And by the way, the people at the Johannesburg conference want us to give THEM more of those goods we produce.

But the crime is that we have a bunch of money that no Planners control. Professors and bureaucrats and planners should have control of that money. If they can't get it by a Marxist theory of Evil Exploitation, they can get it by Environmentalist Agenda.

And, as always, the little Europeans will join with the Third World and demand that all American accomplishments be turned over to the professors.

My reply is not very Intellectual. I say it's spinach and I say to hell with them.