AMERICANS ARE BEGINNING TO REALIZE THAT PEOPLE HATE THEM. WELL, DUHHH! | 2003-06-14
For two generations we have paid professors to insult America and white people.
Now we are astonished that a lot of people who went to college hate America.
I have been in Europe repeatedly since the 1950s. Every time I have been in Europe I have taken it for granted that Europeans hate Americans. What I mean by "hate Americans" is that Europeans always express the same opinion of America you hear at our universities or in New England or in any other place where Fashionable Opinion rules.
What everybody calls the European Point of View is really just what they read in our own dominant media like the New York Times. This is what Europeans hear quoted in Europe.
That is the opinion Americans pay to hear, so why shouldn't Europeans assume it's the straight scoop?
What the average American never understood was that when a New Englander or a Walter Cronkite says white people or Americans are unspeakable, he is engaging in hate.
When the Cronkites or New Englanders or American professors go to Europe, they talk a lot worse about us than the Dixie Chicks ever did.
But everybody knew when American liberals said nasty things about America that was different from Hate. That was Fashionable Opinion.