Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Is This the (New) Age of Jackson?
"'Three supermarkets were destroyed and a fourth damaged as a wave of arson attacks hit Sodertalje in central Sweeden in the early hours of Thursday morning. ... Global Intifada, according to a Sveriges Radio report, has been responsible for dealing out leaflets in Sodertalje encouraging the public to make Molotov Cocktails and use them on shops selling American products. ... Three supermarkets set on fire by the "Golbal Intifada" in Sodertalje. The motivation for this is that they are selling American products. We have seen a lot in Sweeden, but this is a huge increase of the stakes of anti-Americanism. ... At some point the American left and center will realize that, Obama or not, they are still equally hated and despised by the European Left. How will they react when they realize this? Will they grovel even more at the altar of Cultural Marxism in hope of receiving love?' [Conservative Sweede] is right, but I must point out that the Americans he refers to form only one facet of the American character. Our Europhiles are the runny-brie-and-dry-chablis crowd, the metrosexuals, the sandal-wearing lentil-gobblers, the tree-hugging Volvo-driving denim-and-granola one-worders. ... However, there's another type of American who holds Europe in lower esteem--assuming that he pays attention to it all: the Jacksonian. He views the Europeans as limp-wristed pansies--much the same way he views the elites of the East Coast liberal establishment--and takes no interest in Europe's opinion of America. ... But when trouble comes to America the Jacksonians emerge--well-armed--and start asserting themselves in public affairs. The elite Euro-lovers who run the federal government would do well to remember that the Jacksonians considerably outnumber them", Baron Bodissey at Gates of Vienna, 28 February 2009, link: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/02/groveling-at-altar-of-cultural-marxism.html.
See my 11 September 2008 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/09/foreign-policy-and-other-realists.html. . I have been a Jacksonian for 50 years.