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March 31, 2004
Delusional Europe

The rest of the world doesn't "get" us -- they do not and cannot understand America, and they likely never will.

Why do the EUnuchs (in particular) have such a hard time understanding us? Stephen Den Beste explains:

It's because too many of Europe's opinion makers are living in a delusional world anyway. They believe that raising taxes and increasing social spending doesn't stifle economic growth, and that labor laws which prevent layoffs increase employment. They think they can catch up to the US economically by 2010. They think all disagreements can be settled through negotiations and that no one needs or should have a military any longer. They think all citizens should rely on the state to protect them from criminals, and any who try to protect themselves should be punished.

They think they're still important, and they think that the world views them that way. Amidst that great sea of delusion, it's hardly surprising that they also think America is becoming more and more European as it finally grows up, and that deep down we admire them and want to be more like them.

So it won't be any surprise when they continue to find our behavior bewildering and infuriating as they continue to botch their dealings with us.

That sums it up nicely. But go read the whole thing.

Posted by Russ at 07:44 PM, March 31, 2004 in Politics

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