Friday, June 24, 2005

The TSW Collective International Bash

Call it lack of sleep. A Bad day at work. Whatever. I am in a particularly volatile mood this afternoon. I think I’m going to take it out on the international community. Hide the women and children, you have been warned.

Poll: U.S. Image In Tatters Abroad

The United States' image is so tattered overseas two years after the Iraq invasion that China, which is ruled by a communist dictatorship, is viewed more favorably than the U.S. in many countries, an international poll found.

"It's amazing when you see the European public rating the United States so poorly, especially in comparison with China," said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Isolationism is starting to sound pretty good right now. The Europeans collectively have done very little in their own interest since the time of … I just can’t think of a time right now. The EU is an utter failure of bureaucracy and pork with each member, especially France and Germany, out to procure as much for themselves at the expense of their ‘allies’ as possible. Countries such as Belgium, who have contributed next to nothing to the World community, continually lecture the United States on how it ought to conduct its own business. Forget WWII, that’s old news. Lets take Bosnia, where your feckless efforts to end that war resulted in absolutely nothing. It was the US that had to pull you into action. And may I remind you that NATO went into action without the consent of the largest immovable bureaucracy in the World, the United Nations. Ditto for Kosovo. To Western Europe, consider this the TSW middle finger. Savor it. Enjoy it. Now shut up.

Britain, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan and Indonesia — had a more favorable view of China than the U.S.

No surprise here, save Britain.

To the British: Feel free to flush yourselves down the European toilet. Enjoy your new role as subordinates to the middle Europeans. I have always thought that the British Empire gave us some of the more civil settlements in the World. The US, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong are examples of British influence and accomplishment. Now that you seem to be attached to China and the EUseless, don’t come complaining ten years from now when your unemployment rate hits the mid teens as a result of your jobs residing in Beijing and your fat bureaucrats sit by unable to pull you back out. As you pine away nostalgically for the pound and ponder the evil American plot which sent you to your pathetic situation, please, keep it to yourself. Oh, by the way, thank you for the help in Iraq.

To the Netherlands: see Belgium above.

To France: blaming all of your problems on America may seem like fun, but it will do nothing to help you out of your failing system of government kickbacks and four day work weeks. Your failings are worth a post all to its own, but sadly you will not get one today.

To any country that America has crossed swords with in the last 75 years (Germany, Russia): Your opinion means so little as to not register any worthwhile consideration. However, since you continually insert yourselves into the conversation, how about taking an inward look rather than a continual drug induced gaze across the ocean. You consider yourselves above the rest because you have been able to go a decade without invading a neighbor. Well congratulations on your restraint. From the countries that brought us Hitler and Stalin, thank you again for the input, now go away.

To Spain: You have the backbone of a worm. You give terrorists the morale to keep up the fight. You even have the gall to indict US soldiers. Enjoy your foray back into socialism. It will fail you as it has the others. Make sure that after you’ve screwed your country up nicely that you blame America for it. We wouldn’t want you to do something outside of the European template. By the way, Osama wants you to be a part of the homeland. Enjoy that too.

To the rest of you: I expect you to hate me. I will list your collective value to the World. See if you can guess who you are:

1. The country that leaves its own people in political limbo, blaming Israel for every failing that befalls them.

2. The country who allowed a dictator to drive it into permanent third world status, not even able to muster a meager effort to save those devastated by the big wave.

3. A safe haven for Al Qaeda.

4. Years of civil war. A Puppet of Syria.

5. Receives cash by the boatload from the US. Is protected by the US. Could care less.

This post is admittedly childish in nature. Well guess what. This post was for me. I am so sick of hearing this propaganda based stupidity from abroad that I can’t contain myself. The US gives these ingrates a huge market to sell their cheap crap and fancy cars. We take in their overflow populations and send them straight onto the public dole. We protect them from threat and give up our lives from time to time. And all we get in return is thrashed in the public domain. Well, all of them have one thing in common that America does not have. They have, at some point in their histories, been ruled by a king, a tyrant, a madman, a dictator or a zealot. So to you who would prefer to throw your lot in with the Red Chinese, have at it and enjoy the fireworks.

Not so fast! I forgot one:

Canadians are as likely to see China favorably as they were the United States.

Thank you for nothing. Your wonderful health care system is supported by the United States military. The fact that you put next to nothing into your own protection makes it conveniently easy to enjoy your fat hospital system. As you sit in the snow smoking weed and pondering the failings of the country that supports you on every level, consider that you are the host country for terrorists from the world over. Your one useful contribution in the last 50 years is the Washington Nationals, and for that I thank you.

The survey found that a majority in most countries say the United States doesn't take the interests of other countries into account when making international policy decisions.

Perhaps China can take care of you now.

Now that I got all of that out of my system, I take it all back.

In Sports:
Nats 3, Blue Jays 0
One parting shot at Canada!

Braves 7, Orioles 5
Take that Angelos.