ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Sunday, March 19, 2006

On C-Span this AM

After having Paul Mirengoff of Powerlineblog.com and Christy Hardin Smith of firedoglake.com, C-Span opened up to international callers to ask them what they thought of the US. After the first few calls, a Canadian called in and said

We love Americans, we love your country. We think it once was great and think it can be great again. But, you should understand that we differentiate between the American people and your leaders.

And George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove terrify us.

To the caller from Canada:

BOO!!!!


Then, this call from Munich:
The jewish lobby controls American foreign policy.
[...]

Uh-Oh.... last time we heard this language from Munich, it was over a few liters of bier at the local bier hall.

Frankly, I don't give a damn about what the rest of the world thinks of us. In most instances, the opinions formed by those calling into C-Span are just as uninformed as those on display on Jerry Springer. Keep in mind that this comes from a guy who has a degree in international business, speaks a foreign language, and has lived abroad, etc, so it's impossible for anyone to characterize the previous statement as isolationist and xenophobic. We all know that while the press in these countries continually spouts anti-American views and goes unchecked by alternative opinions, the leaders of those countries are pleased that the Americans are on the world stage, saving their bacon.

50 years from now, given the added perspective of time, our efforts today will be looked upon as necessary steps in continuing Western Civilization.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Anonymous said...

Do you have a link to the C-Span video?

That's a rhetorical question. Next time you post about an interesting c-span show you should post the link.