Monday, March 12, 2007

Is America a Bully?

Persian Journal
Mar 11, 2007
Amil Imani

I admit that America is not perfect. Tyrants and populists such as Castro and Chavez in the neighborhood and Iran's Ahmadinejad and North Korea's Kim Jong-Il on the other side of the world call America the Big Bad Bully. In a way, to be name-called by "world leaders" like these fellows is a Compliment.

But, when those who owe their very life to the American "Bully" vilify America and Americans, a response is definitely in order, since remaining silent is often taken as conceding to the accusations. Consider for a moment this patronizing and insulting piece by B. R., published in a London tabloid.

......"Were I a Kerry voter, though, I'd feel deep anger, not only at them returning Bush to power, but for allowing the outside world to lump us all into the same category of moronic muppets. The self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', sister-marryin', abortion-hatin', gay-lothin', foreigner-despisin', non-passport ownin' red-necks, who believe God gave America the biggest dick in the world so it could urinate on the rest of us and make their land 'free and strong.'"....

And this "tribute" comes to us courtesy of our trans-Atlantic "friends." If this is what our "friends" say about us, then it is understandable that a whole slew of our ill-wishers trip over one another to vilify us. Many French, for one, never seem to miss an opportunity to berate and betray us. The Russians are just too happy to do all they can to pain us, in a perverse way of trying to cover their own misery. And of course the Islamists and the mullahs portray America as a brain-dead Great Satan tool of Zionism.

To make matters worse, a vociferous clique of local leftists with a suicide wish are doing all they can to take the country with them to the grave they so earnestly seek. These self-appointed squatters of the higher-ground, on both sides of the Atlantic, are riding so high on their high horse that they are blind to the realities down on earth.

America has become a safe and convenient target for both the calculating as well as the mindless loather. Why America? Because America is big enough, powerful enough, successful enough to be envied by every large and small, also-ran and failed individual and nation. More....

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