Gut Rumbles

November 07, 2004

why i like comments

It's a pain in the ass to de-spam my comments every day, but it's worth the effort to me, because occasionally I get some really good feedback from readers. Take this post below. Johannes, who I assume is German, offers a good look at the European opinion of George Bush, and it's not pretty. But most Americans who pay any attention to European politics don't think Germany is very pretty today, either.

It is dangerous to be a foreigner in your country and you can be sent to prison without reason. There is "America first" patriotism, and you want to rule the world. And the Bush government invented this strange war against non-existent enemy to keep the people following.

This and many more makes us think of "light versions" of Gestapo, NS, Auschwitz, WW II and all this shit we had. We Germans and Europeans are watching you with fear and astonishment, and you become strange to us... Can't you see this?

Posted by Johannes at November 7, 2004 09:38 AM

Yep. We have gangs of government thugs arresting foreigners left and right today and sending them to prison for no reason. It's a goddam jungle out there. We also have a government department responsible for Pulling the Wings Off Flies, too. We'll work our way up to better things when we evolve past "Gestapo Lite."

My aching ass.

Beware an ignorant person who makes up his mind on a subject he knows nothing about. Arguing with such a person is like talking to a wall. You won't make an impact. And I believe that ANY European has a lot of gall to criticize the United States of America for having a set of balls. Those girly-men gave up their cods a long time ago, and they don't WANT them back, because with balls comes responsibility. They chose the illusion of "security" over freedom a long time ago.

I prefer this idea about Americans:

When one examines Brian Reade's anatomy of redneck disfigurements - "gun-totin', military-lovin', abortion-hatin' " - most of them are about the will to survive, as individuals and as a society. Americans tote guns because they're assertive citizens, not docile subjects of a permanent governing class. They love their military because they think there's something contemptible about Europeans preening and posing as a great power when they can't even stop some nickel'n'dime Balkan genital-severers piling up hundreds of thousands of corpses on their borders.

Docility has NEVER been an American trait and I hope it never becomes one. The fact that we are NOT docile and we DO NOT believe in subservience to a governing class are the best guarantees we have that government will not become totalitarian and run roughshod over our rights. Johannes, I hate to tell you this, but YOUR government is more of a menace to you than ours would be if you came here.

As Americans were voting on marriage and marijuana and other matters, the Rotterdam police were destroying a mural by Chris Ripke that he'd created to express his disgust at the murder of Theo van Gogh by Islamist crazies. Ripke's painting showed an angel and the words "Thou Shalt Not Kill". Unfortunately, his workshop is next to a mosque, and the imam complained that the mural was "racist", so the cops arrived, destroyed it, arrested the television journalists filming it and wiped their tape. Maybe that would ring a bell with Oliver James's mum.

Welcome to the European Union. Now, tell me again how the US is "fascist?"


They arrested the fim crew AND wiped thier tape? And what Third World tin-pot U.N. loved dictatorship was this at?......Oops,just read the beginning. Oh it was nice,civilized Europe. ........Just remember,it only took 8 Muslim terrorists to plot and kill a single,unarmed film journalist . It was a HEROIC VICTORY for the Jihad ;)

Posted by: big al on November 8, 2004 12:25 PM

As someone who admires Americans greatly, it saddens me to point out two disappointing facts.

Firstly, the "docility" issue. The United States has had two political parties pretty much since its inception. Sure, they were different ones than they are today, but they were two. Since the Civil War, they have been the same two and the are growing increasingly similiar to one another. Yet the last SERIOUS third party movement was in 1912. If that's not docility, I'm not sure what is.

Both the Republican Party of 1856 and the Populist Party of 1912 were started as grass roots movements against the existing duopolies of their time. Both were very succesful. The only thing stopping another is docility.

Secondly is the assertion of "voting" on marriage and marijuanna. Indeed, there were ballot initiatives on both in several states in the last decade. But the marijuanna initiatives have been quashed by the Justice Departments of both Reno AND Ashcroft and within probably 18 months, the marriage initives will be destroyed by the federal courts on 14th Amendment grounds.

Yes, you are the freest people on Earth. But at various times you are freer than you think and at others not nearly as free as you assume. This probably creates the perfect democracy. In any event, it makes you endlessly fascinating.

Posted by: skippystalin on November 8, 2004 03:31 PM
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