summer laze, i'm just browsing the news if i feel like it, rather than become interested in it. the best pieces that caught my attention in the last two days are about gordon brown's visit to dubya.
i've read that gordon's not going to be dubya's poodle, as his predecessor was (supposed to be). he is not smiling at dubya as much as the one who preceded him did. he is giving back great britain its dignity that it is busy losing in the cesspool of contemporary politics that's called iraq.
lord! how great america really is and how patheticallly small and ineffete its bickering and bitching allies this side of the atlantic!
look at the world, america has long hit the lowest ebb of its popularity in history, much worse than viet nam, where it had at least the filmsy alibi of fighting to free humanity from the evil of communism.
look at the world, look at 500-odd years of modern history pioneered by europe. look at all the ideals held so much in esteem, all originating from the european experience and interpretation of life. look at europe, the fount of philosophy and ideas.
look how poorly an influence europe has on the world, in spite of all that intellectual treasure!
look how meek merkel is, how sardonically vacant sarkozy, how insidiously they are undermining each other to the extra joy of the poodle and now gordon, while how negligibly, as far as the world is concerned, the others are going about their businesses.
like it or not, coca cola is obviously more effective than karl marx, britney spears more guiding than j. p. sartre (if anyone remembers him); everybody knows what a humvee is, nobody recognizes hamlet any more!..
america is great because it has built the world in every corner of which it can exist, at least as an enemy. europe is shrinking smaller and smaller because it refuses to live in any world but its own!
look at europe with its grand history being laid to waste by the likes of merkel or sarkozy who are as alien to its essence as a texan cowboy. look at its ignorance of itself and its obligation, its responsibility to the mental and experiential commonwealth of the human race.
look at a giant drowning in its own feces because it has grown too lethargic to move.
dubya gave the brit pm, the new non-poodle one, a leather fighter pilot's jacket as a present - which he wore with a frown.
don't worry, america will be coming back to save europe of itself, too. not long till it saves itself from dubya and his heritage of evil.