"...the policies that U.S. "progressives" promote around the world -- including abortion rights, contraception for teenagers and gay rights -- are viewed as an assault on traditional values by many cultures, and have contributed to the blowback of Islamic rage."
Jan 29, 2007
American Ambassadors of Shame
Not unlike the Dixie Chicks and Jimmy Carter, John Kerry who was overseas in Davos, Switzerland took the opportunity to denigrate his own country and accuse the United States of being the world's pariah.
I've never been able to understand what exactly people like this hope to accomplish and I wonder if people like John Kerry take the time to think through what will be the consequences of their actions.
John Kerry like many of our nation's liberals and so-called progressives like to look down on their fellow Americans and accuse them of not being "worldly" enough and of "only seeing the world through an American lens".
Well, I am a "worldly" American who has spent a considerable amount of time overseas and I look down on John Kerry and the rest of his ilk. I look down on them because they don't hold dear the values and the freedom that I as an American hold dear in my heart.
On Christmas Eve of 2004 I wrote an post here entitled "America's Ambassadors or America's Shame". It was a post written solely from my heart and one based on my observations and my experience and as an American citizen living and working overseas.
It has now been almost twenty years that I have lived overseas and I can tell you that foreigners don't hate the United States and many of them believe it or not, don't hate President Bush. They don't hate us, they hate the policies and the principles that our nation's left seems determined to force upon not only us but the world.
A quote from Dinesh D'Souza hits the nail right on the head.
In the 1995 book Millenium, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto wrote the following:
"Western liberalism, enfeebled by it's own inconsistancies seems bound to be wishy-washed away by a new wave of facism. It will be hard for my children's generation to find courage to fight for the sort of imperfect humanity which is willing to abort innocent lives while sanctifying those of criminals, or which undermines it's own principles by banning moral absolutes as politically incorrect."
How do we as a nation, one that is supposed to stand for freedom and democracy, intend to lead a free world when we ourselves are no longer able to distinguish between right and wrong? Moral relativism does not represent freedom, it represents a "free for all".
Our nation seems to be pathetically embroiled in an endless 'orgy of political correctness' that has left us crippled. George Orwell would be rolling over in his grave to see the nightmare that we have become. Hate-speech, "tolerance and diversity training"? Have we a free people not heeded the dire warnings of our forefathers? Divided and consumed with apathy, our nation has elected a Congress that openly embraces socialism. Have we forgotten the evils of collectivism?
What do we show to the world when the liberals and progressives within our society promote policies that are proven to be destructive to civilization? If nations were people, the United States would be the Paris Hilton of the global community. It is hard for us to promote women's rights in the world when we broadcast obscene hiphop videos that denigrate women.
Forget about whether other nations like us or not, how can we expect anyone else to like us when we no longer love or respect ourselves? And who really cares if other nations like us or not? I care only that they respect us.
We have a long hard road ahead, we need to reflect on and promote worldwide the values and principles that once made our country great.
Ultimately, we must learn to respect ourselves before we can expect others to respect us.