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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Thursday, October 19, 2006


If you have a chance, take som time to read this article on Anti-Americanism. The article so over analyzes "anti-americanism," that I burst out laughing half way through. The major problem with the article is that in no place does it seriously discuss envy. Instead it states:

...the right overestimates resentment toward American power and hatred of American values. If the right were correct, anti-Americanism would have been high at the beginning of the new millennium.

The article completely misses the fact that America did not really surpass the big European nations in terms of per capita wealth until the 1970s. In my opinion, envy, which is a universal human failing drives most anti-americanism in the West today.

Nothing sums it up more than Bono from U2:
In Ireland you look up to that big house on the hill and say 'Someday, I'll get him.' In America you look up to that big house on the hill and say 'Someday that'll be me.'