I can't wait to see how John "Effin'" Kerry tries to pass off his latest comments.
Wait. I forgot. His comments indicating that in his opinion our military personnel were stupid? Well, he really didn't mean that he later tried to explain repeatedly. He was really poking fun at Dubya, but we dummies just weren't bright enough to catch his new-anced punch line.
Well now John-boy has gone on over to Davos, Switzerland, (where Ter-RAY-suh, his much-moneyed wife, probably has a another mansion) to attend the World Economic Forum.
I don't know what the World Economic Forum is but it seems to me, that it's an annual excuse for rich political hacks from different countries to get together, stay in expensive hotels and eat fancy food, so they can talk into cameras to slam the United States and its people.
Whatever global problems they -- these attendees -- perceive or imagine, it's automatically OUR fault. And I don't mean they are blaming just the United States as a country, but each one of us as individuals.
Kerry's most-often quoted statement, the one making all the headlines is:
"So we have a crisis of confidence in the Middle East -- in the world, really. I've never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah for a number of reasons as it is today," Kerry is quoted as saying. -- CNN InternationalOverlooked, however, is this:
Kerry criticized what he called the "unfortunate habit" of Americans to see the world "exclusively through an American lens."Well . . . dang. "Americans"? That's . . . uh. Well, that's you and me!
So, how are we supposed to see things? What other "lens" are we supposed to use that might be found acceptable?
"[through] the reality of . . . other cultures and histories."But what about our own culture and history? Should that be minimized or totally abandoned? Is it any less real than another?
Apparently so, according to Kerry and others like him.
What we need to do to be found "acceptable" is to look through the lens of those cultures that hate what we've worked for. We must -- if we are to see ourselves through that lens -- hate ourselves. Then work with single-minded purpose toward our own destruction.
Somehow, though, I don't imagine Kerry and his ilk see themselves affected in any way, by any of this.
Without interruption they will continue to go windsurfing while wearing ugly sunglasses and funny-looking outfits, and then jet on over to distant locations for all-expense-paid socials.
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