Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The New Barbarians

"Not surprisingly the author is N. American, a continent grown incontinent after 9/11 and where most people's knowledge of Europe fits snugly on the back of a very small stamp."
"The average American citizen doesn't care about the world's problems, they only care about what brand of shoes they wear...sad but true!"

-- Recent comment from a British website

Really? I, for one, have grown sick and tired of these false and deceptive Old World arguments eagerly put forth against our great country, sick of the dishonest and transparent ruse of comparing the lowest forms of our American culture to the highest forms of some other culture in order to make the point that America is degrading the native cultures of the world. Too many pictures of those tacky MacDonald's Golden Arches in Cairo or those blaring Coke signs in Rome. We didn't exactly force this on you, you know? We didn't twist your delicate arms until you cried Uncle. If you didn't want this materialistic glitter, it wouldn't be there. Simple as that. You despise our degenerate culture yet you adore our fantasy Disneylands.

But, what about all those other things? What about all those tremendous advances in medicine, science, technology, and the arts? What of our long honorable history of unparalleled generosity? What of all those war torn countries -- many of whom were our bitterest enemies -- who, through our open-hearted generosity were saved from utter collapse and ruin? What of our fashionably despised and dishonored military who, if they had not taken up their honorable duty in Britain and in Europe and tolerated the condescending insults from the very people they were protecting, who would have fallen under the boot of brutal Fascist or Communist tyrannies long ago and more than once?

Yet of course you despise us for this, you despise the strength that protects you. Why then not forswear our help and turn to that ever-more-hopelessly conflicted and useless UN for your protection? Or put your trust in that comically befuddled military power of the EU? The answer of course is simple. You need us. You need our protection and you despise us for that fact.

You love our inane glitzy Hollywood culture and of course you despise us for that, too. You look down your pinched noses at our pedestrian morays, but you would sell your grandmother for a shot on American Idol. Your pervasive multicultural absurdities have led you to eagerly embrace the blatant lie of Muslim moral superiority -- despite all of the buckets of bloody evidence to the contrary. You have meekly acquiesced to a degenerate belief system that attempts to equate the embarrassment of a Britney Spears to the beheading of a Daniel Pearl. And you are proud of your cowardice and call it a shining example of tolerance and open-mindedness. You have refined yourself out of reality, and the delicate and precious world that you have constructed in its place will shatter about you like glass at the very first assault.

Simply put, you are dishonoring the honorable heritage of your brave grandparents, you are losing your will to fight back and thereby losing your precious and honorable society, yet you have the pomposity to attempt to condescend to our strong and brave America, whose soldiers are fighting and dying all over this violent world for other people's freedoms. You insult us and you degrade us. And you rest assured in the comfortable conviction that you are somehow inherently intellectually and morally superior to us.

Well, this particular Yank, who has spent his whole adult life studying, is getting a little fed up with taking these innumerable snide remarks from a little people who haven't shown the backbone or courage to save their own wonderful country from this growing onslaught of brutal barbarians. To appease your oppressors and save your precious hides, you have turned your backs on your own heroic sons, like the brave Lionheart, and criminalized his honesty and driven him from his home. You have embraced the cowardice of Chamberlain as your role model, and attempted to disguise your weaknesses by pretending that they are some higher form of civilized behavior called Multiculturalism.

We, then, the rude Yanks, are the new barbarians now. Yet, how then is it that somehow we have managed to accumulate more symphony orchestras than any other two European countries combined? more successful operas, more successful ballets, more internationally recognized artists and authors than any other country in this hemisphere? And why is it that this crass, unlettered public of ours, who is only interested in what brand of shoes they wear, works harder and puts in more hours and takes less vacations than any of those feeble and declining unionized socialistic European workers wallowing in their increasingly failing and stagnant economies could ever conceive of?

Through our good-hearted but misguided generosity we have become a paradigm of East Berlin in reverse -- we are being forced to build walls to keep out the daily onslaught of frantic and desperate invaders who besiege our degenerate nation daily, literally dying and selling their very bodies to just get one foot into our detestable imperialistic country -- to grab hold of that slim chance that perhaps today, if they're lucky, and if they don't get raped or robbed or sold off into prostitution rings, they just might make it past the border control and find a place here to live and perhaps find a little hope and happiness. These desperate people put the lie to all of those self-serving intellectual bullsh*t arguments about the declining moral promise of America or the unjust system of our government daily with their own blood.

For at least two generations now we Americans have been taking it on the chin from ignorant, self-righteous student activists and disillusioned psuedo-intellectuals brought up on that pervasive academic witches brew of those Marxist-driven, Moscow coordinated sanctimonious and cynically manipulated student protest movements of the 60s. We -- and you -- are now living with the bitter fruits of their destructive labors. Cynicism and disillusionment have become a refined art form throughout Old Europe and the UK, the motley uniform of the latest anti-capitalist, anti-American, antiwar avant-garde. To be wise is to be cynical, distrustful, and anti-American -- only trailer park bumpkins are unthinkingly patriotic, only the uninformed, unwashed, beer-drinking chain-smokers are to be seen saluting the American flag without embarrassment.

Your house is on fire, yet somehow you manage to find the time to come over here and criticize our garden.


  1. Simply put, you are dishonoring the honorable heritage of your brave grandparents, you are losing your will to fight back and thereby losing your precious and honorable society....bravo!..excellent read! about people in glass houses tossing boulders eh!

  2. Well put. Europeans have used the current administration as an excuse to let out latent jealousy and anti-American feelings. But ultimately, even if the government has failed us, the people realize that and are willing to reclaim our greatness next year.

    Europe and the rest of the world will crave American hegemony when China and Islam gain further control. I remember reading a study where Europeans don't even mind American tourists that much these days because their experience with Chinese tourists was much worse.

  3. What a great post!
    I've also posted it over at A Western Heart, Roger.
    Speaking as the son of an Englishman, I can only say that modern Brits have largely disgraced their ancestors and pissed away what was once a fine country.
    So much blood and sacrifice wasted, yet they have the gall to criticise America.......

  4. Helena HandbasketMarch 26, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Well, I don't often say this Roger -- are you ready? Semi-historic moment here ... couldn't have said it better myself. Absolutely perfect American response to the tired, weak-minded European perspective of America and Americans.

    I hope you don't mind me sharing this stellar piece with those in appreciation of candor.

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  7. Fan'damn'tastic Roger! I'm going to spread this around like sharia law in London!!

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  9. There are no superlatives sufficient to praise this excellent post. Both the sentiments and their expression are commendable.

    Stick a fork in Eurabia, its done.

  10. Well, what a nice surprise. Thank you Johnson.
    And thank everyone else for those kind words. It appears as though I'm not the only one whose gotten fed up with this ongoing condescension.
    As I presume you've already guessed, I was the subject of those remarks. However, I purposely did not name the actual site because the site itself is quite good and most of the views expressed there are very pro-West and pro-American. But, some of their commenters obviously aren't.

    As I'm sure it is with many of you, the more I learn about this grand country of ours, the more I love her, and the less patience I have with her ungrateful detractors.

  11. Gosh -- I almost forgot to thank you Helena for those great words.
    Do I mind if you spread it around? Are you kidding, I'm a writer. lolol
    And thanks to KG, Ben, and thanks to Spook for generously crossposting this piece to his terrific site.

    I'm copying & pasting to my Marine Message Board ................ I'm including your link, so some other Jarheads might wander over with some commentary ................... ;-)
    Semper Fi'

  13. Well put Roger. When someone makes a snide remark about Americans not caring about the rest of the world and what we all think, depending on my mood and the person who makes the stupid remark, i give them one of the following answers.

    Americans don't have to care what you think because they can stand on their own feet. You have to care what others think and do what others tell you because you can't.

    You obviously think that you're cleverer than an American, so how come he's number one and you're not.

    To snooty leftist gun haters - in your superior cultures of Europe and elsewhere, the jihadist can stand on your street corner in your city, in your country and tell everyone what a filthy scumbag you are and he is much better than you. If you want to do something about it, you have to file a complaint and 6 months down the line, you might, just might, get him moved on to another suburb. But out in Hicktown Alabama, the inferior American will just rock up with his pals Smith & Wesson [maybe even that Glock fellow] and tell the Jihadist preaching 'death to the great satan' to "dance hajji", and hajji will never come back and none of his mates will either.

  14. Thank you Roger, for that fine post.

    I'm English, but we are not all kidding ourselves about what is happening over here. Under the surface, there is a lot of resentment.

    A backlash is in the offing here. The massed ranks of the population are seriously angry at what passes for justice in this land, and the liberal appeasers who seek our downfall. When it kicks off, it will not be pretty.

    Our illustrious government is paying some people up to $100 000 a year in state benefits, so they can incite hatred, violence and terrorism against us. They are importing more terrorists every day, giving them houses, money, free medical tratment and legal aid. All in return for votes of course.

    It's called corruption I think. Also it is sometimes called jizya, or in legal terms, extortion.

    Simple really, when you boil it down.

    You might not be awfully proud of how we get ourselves out of this mess, by the way.


  15. "You might not be awfully proud of how we get ourselves out of this mess, by the way."
    Great to hear from you Queenie. I don't know exactly what you mean by the above rather cryptic statement, but if you do "get yourself out of this mess", at this point, I don't think anybody around here cares too about much how you do it, we'll just be proud that you're actually doing it. Sounds to me like there's still some of that good old-fashioned Brit spirit still left over there.
    Good luck to you! And let us hear from you again soon.

  16. Queenie, you should join the United British Alliance. United we stand, divided we fall.

    There is a petition to Parliament which demands investigation of the damnable doctrines and practices of Islam. Why not sign it, send it to all your friends, and to yer M.P. ? Its the least you can do.

  17. Thank you Roger, and thank you Ben.

    I didn't mean to be cryptic at all, but you must understand that in Britain, the suppressed antagonism against islam is growing very powerful. The politicians who allowed hundreds of thousands of them to come here, need to keep them here, voting, and living off state benefits.

    The public hate them. They are daily gaining the confidence to say so. I do not see how this can end in any non-violent way. Muslims will never volunteer for deportation, but I see no other way out of this.

    But ultimately,like most folk, I have one country to live in. Just like my savings account, my house, my family, they belong to no-one else but me. England is mine, and I love it. I will not allow it to be turned into a Pakistani slum, unfit for my descendants.


  18. Damn straight Queenie. That sure isn't cryptic! Whatever it takes.