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WE CAN LEARN FROM EUROPEAN HATRED OR WE CAN DO WHAT WE ALWAYS DO | 2003-06-14

So how will Fashionable Opinion keep Americans from learning anything?

All Fashionable Opinion has to say is that you're not a real grownup if you resent European insults. That always works.

Let bygones be bygones, the commentators will tell us.

Soon we'll be back to normal. Everybody will be spitting in our faces and we'll be to cheering wildly.

Again.

For a moment Americans almost caught on to the fact that the Left hates everything about us.

But when the day comes that Americans realize that leftist hate is just hate, the left will be doomed. It won't happen this time.

When Europe got Americans killed because they would not let us use their air space to attack Libya for terrorism, some people woke up.

After Libya we were told that that it was just holding grudges, so we stopped.

So once again the hatred we usually approve of was a little too bare-toothed and some people almost woke up.

Briefly.

Respectable conservatism will help put us back to sleep.

But don't worry. Tell Americans about how they're just being childish again and they'll forget it quick. Things will get a lot worse before we have to face the fact that Europeans and our own young people and everybody else hates our guts.

Why do they hate our guts?

Because we pay people to tell them to.