It’s funny how our votes “counted” when Bush was “elected twice”, but when Obama was elected, somehow Americans “didn’t vote for them”. These Euro-elitists did?
I find it troubling that European countries in particular regard Obama’s election not only as a wonderful event all its own, but that they view it as their very own victory; as a direct vindication of themselves. By so doing, they are using the Obama triumph to justify their moral superiority in that they claim Obama as a crypto or quasi-European who is basically an American by accident.
Of course being black and all, he’s not American – or let’s say a “true American”. The only “real Americans” are those defined by the Europeans, Canadians, New Zealanders, Australians, South Americans, and Sarah Palin. The real Americans “they” speak of are those trailer trash horrors. You know, the typical, nationalistic, paranoid, arrogant, fat, lazy, vulgar, greedy, racist, spoiled-rich, slutty, ignorant, stupid, humorless, loud, obnoxious, gum-chewing, carbon-emitting, baby-killing, gun-toting, bible-thumping, flag-waving, and self-centered Neanderthal Americans which represent the core and heart of America.
From one of my commenters:
“…But I did encounter many white French people who felt sorry for what blacks went through in the United States. I couldn’t help but feel that these people were being awfully patronizing to some degree. I know that that wasn’t true. But the American in me just didn’t like the feeling that I was being babied. And after talking with many Afro-french people, I couldn’t help but feel that the French were ignoring their own racial problems. It doesn’t mean that one side is right or wrong about anything, nor does it excuse bad behavior, but I was still a bit perplexed by the sentiment…”
Additionally, what the Jew-hating Americanophobes don’t know is the fact that 78% of the American Jews VOTED FOR THIS WONDERFUL MAN TO LEAD THE WORLD BLACK GUY!!
Having watched German television over the past few days, listened to German radio broadcasts and read the country’s leading newspapers, there is an unquestioned sense of celebrating a German victory: The de facto “German” Obama, or the Obama with German sensibilities has defeated the racist, retrograde and yahoo Americans.
Yay! Obama has defeated the racist yahoo Americans!! Woo Hoo! Victory! Yeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Psst. Newsflash: It was those um “yahoo Americans” that erm sorta kinda voted for Obama. Uh yeah. See, Americanophobic Europeans think that all or most Americans are inherently evil and racist despite the fact that the Americans that ARE racist are the in the minority. Additionally, the 50-some-million people that voted for McPalin are not necessarily racist but conservative. There IS a difference.
Watching Micheline Calmy-Rey, the eminent French television personality, exclaim triumphantly and with glee that “Obama parle comme nous… (Obama speaks like we, i.e. the French, do), implicit in her gestures and demeanor was the unsaid “et pas comme les Americains” (not as the Americans).
If Obama doesn’t represent or think like “the Americans”, then who the fuck voted him in? Or is it just that most people living in America are “un-American”? Good Lord. If it weren’t for the Euro-support for Obama, I swear I’d think that these people hailed from the Right-wingnut house. Hopefully, you all now see what I mean when I say that the far Left and the far Right have A LOT in common? Both these groups are mentally deranged. In fact, if you go far enough to the Left, you will be in the Right zone and visa versa. Think of the Left and Right zones as the way the world is shaped (the globe). If you keep going in one direction and don’t stop, you’ll wind up in “the other territory”.
My point is simple: Countries in Europe are rejoicing in the Obama victory and claiming it as a direct result of their moral superiority over Americans while at the same time hiding their own shortcomings and intolerances, the weekly ugly racisms at their soccer grounds, the discriminations that are so common to their own societies and the very fact that a person of Obama’s racial, cultural and social identity, as well as his life’s story, would never be elected dog catcher in any of these allegedly enlightened societies, let alone head of government and head of state.
So true. And that’s why people like THIS are pissed off. They know their neck of the woods is far behind the US in terms of tolerance coupled with the fact that they never thought that Americans would ever elect *gasps* a minority figure – let alone a black man as their leader. So, it is no wonder that these Euro-elitists feel so threatened. More now than ever. More now than when Bush was out and about “policing the world”.
Obama’s triumph is an American story from start to finish as he has repeatedly stated. I hope that he — as well as we — will use this fact to deny Europeans their falsely claimed moral high ground by hijacking a unique event in modern history with which they had nothing to do. Just like we progressives have rightfully fought against American moral haughtiness, so, too, should we oppose such strains if they arise elsewhere, particularly if they are based on a usurped rather than achieved struggle.
Read more here and from the Romanian author Andrei Markovits himself. Yep. He’s the same person that created this video on Americanophobia that I often use on my blog.
Anyway, now that some Europeans have claimed the vote for Obama, I wonder if they’ll take the same responsibility if he screws up?