Thursday, April 02, 2009

Imaginary Etiquette

I haven't been able to figure out what's been more amusing about all of the tut-tutting of the Obama trip to England. Was it the general tendency to just manufacture rules of etiquette? The racism-tinged "of course those people won't know how to behave?" The irony of tea party fetishists caring what the English monarch might think about anything? The general tendency to portray foreigners as alien children?

Our discourse is so stupid.