Sunday, September 18, 2005


One of the more amusing things in the last few years has been the shrieks and yowls about "anti-Americanism" in parts of the European press or elsewhere. There is of course a genuine anti-American mindset, the kind which causes people to fly planes into buildings, which is of genuine concern. But, look people, we're the biggest guy on the block living in the biggest mansion. I truly worry about the collective psyche of our nation where harsh coverage of our country in the European press, deserved and fair or not, is worth even noting, especially when our press coverage of most of Europe oscillates between cluelessness and contempt.

What kind of weird sensitivity has affected us so much that anyone actually gives a shit what those in the peanut gallery are saying about us. Such delicate flowers.