Over the last ten years, you have heard over and over again how the Europeans dispise us. You were told that “I AM the One We Have Been Waiting For” would heal those rifts with his new politics.
Unfortunately, that is simplistic with a much deeper truth. Yes, they dispise us. Because our system, or at least the old one before the current administration, worked and theirs didn’t. They dispise us because everytime they had an economic collapse, our free markets pulled them out. They dispise us because when they were confronted with real evil, e.g. the Soviet Union, we were able to defend them and they were for all practical purposes helpless. When they decided to “do something” about the ethnic clensing in Yugoslavia, they were again helpless. They came begging Bill Clinton to help. Clinton, on his own without either Congress or the UN, bombed Yugoslavia back into the stone age. Can you imagine how they must have felt? All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t do anything credible about a tin horn second world dictator. The vaunted European Elite were like little children running to a parent for help. They especially hated GW because he showed how puerile they have become.
Poor “He Whose Middle Name Cannot be Spoken” just doesn’t have a clue as to what’s going on. See this article from the New Yorker:
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)