Lady Liberty’s Black Eye

Lady Liberty’s Black Eye
Vol: 69 Issue: 28 Thursday, June 28, 2007

A new Pew Research poll reveals that America’s international image continues to worsen, particularly in the Muslim world, but also among our ‘allies’ in Europe and Canada.

In analyzing the results of the polls, it isn’t hard to see why America is so tarnished, neither is it difficult to figure out who is responsible.

Al Gore, the New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy, the Hollyweird Left, and the Leftist blogosphere can all take their bows.

The Pew survey was conducted in March and April, and is the most comprehensive survey of its kind since 2002, when America’s international standing was much stronger.

Majorities or pluralities in all but four survey countries excluding the United States itself – China, Israel, South Korea and Japan – say they dislike American ideas about democracy.

The country where America’s image is worst is Turkey, a NATO ally, where only 9 percent now have a favorable view, down from 52 percent before the United States went into Afghanistan in late 2001.

In Germany, traditionally one of the closest U.S. allies, only 30 percent now have a positive view, down from 78 percent before Bush took office in January 2001.

There has been serious slippage as well in Britain, America’s most reliable ally and its chief partner in the war in Iraq. A slim majority of Britons – 51 percent – now hold favorable views of the United States, down from 75 percent in 2002, before the Iraq invasion.

Support for the war on terror has plummeted since 2002, especially in Europe, where U.S. practices against inmates at the Guant namo Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons have been harshly condemned.

There is a widespread perception that the United States acts unilaterally in making international policy decisions.

This view is especially powerful in Europe, shared by 90 percent in Sweden, 89 percent in France, and 70 percent or more in Britain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Slovakia and Spain.

A full 83 percent of Canadians believe that their neighbor to the south ignores their interests. Middle Easterners overwhelmingly share this view, as do many Asians, including South Koreans and Japanese.

Majorities in 43 of the 47 countries surveyed want a quick U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. In the United States, 56 percent express this opinion. The exceptions are Ghana, Israel, Kenya and Nigeria.

Majorities or pluralities in 40 countries also want U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. This view, strongest in the Muslim world, was also held in many NATO member countries, notably Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Turkey.

It is interesting to note the issues that have given Lady Liberty her latest black eye; every single one of them a “cause c l bre” of America’s growing Marxist community of leftists.

At the top of the list is global warming. Is there ANYTHING that isn’t being blamed on global warming?

Yesterday, Johannesburg, South Africa was blanketed with four inches of snow. It was the first snowfall in that country in 28 years. I’d ask you to guess who the culprit is, but you already know. Global warming.

It might seem counter-intuitive to blame snow on global warming, but that is one of the hallmarks of the principle of the Big Lie.

As Hitler outlined it, the lie must so outrageous and so incredible that it causes the population to think, it must be true because nobody would make up something so crazy if it weren’t.

For the Big Lie to work, it has be something that makes the population go, “Hmmmm. That’s just crazy enough to be true.”

Like global warming makes it snow. And who is responsible for global warming?



The principle of the Big Lie also demands a culprit; a convenient scapegoat upon whom to lay the blame. Al Gore and the American Marxists blame the rich, especially Big Business and Big Oil.

And since George Bush and the Republicans are accused of being in the pocket of Big Business and Big Oil, it then follows that George Bush and the Republicans are responsible for global warming.

Al Gore and the American Marxist Left use the Big Lie as a club with which to beat their political opponents about the head and shoulders, but they are no less in the pockets of Big Business and Big Oil than are George Bush and the Republicans.

America IS Big Business and Big Oil. There isn’t a Marxist in America who actually wants to LIVE the alternative lifestyle they advocate.

Nobody wants to live without a transportation system, or electricity, or modern medicine, or law enforcement, or adequate supplies of food, clean water, medical supplies, etc. They want to talk about change, but only in the abstract sense.

It is capitalism that supplies all that, and capitalism IS Big Business and Big Oil. If one wanted an example of what America would be like if Big Business and Big Oil collapsed, New Orleans in the days following Hurricane Katrina comes immediately to mind.

It’s the NIMBY Syndrome. They advocate all kinds of change, just as long as its Not In My Back Yard. (Ted Kennedy is all about alternative energy, until somebody plans to litter his million-dollar view from Martha’s Vineyard with a windmill farm.)

The problem with Americans condemning America is that it resonates among those countries who ALREADY live in the kind of chaos the Marxist ideology would create in America.

“Most of the citizens in the global survey agree the environment is in trouble and most blame the United States . . .” Pew said.

Who told Joe Jihad that the environment is in trouble? Who told the denizens of the desert regions that the desert they live in was America’s fault?

Al Gore and his cadre of mind-numbed mantra-spewing Marxist robots.

Before that, they just thought they lived in a desert because it was a desert that they lived in. Now, they live in a desert because of the United States.

Until Ban Ki-Moon told the Sudanese that they were being butchered by the Islamists because of global warming, they thought the genocide they were experiencing was the fault of Islam.

Now they know their misery is really all America’s fault for causing global warming.

So the Islamist Sudanese government can continue its policy of death and destruction with impunity. It isn’t their fault! It’s America’s fault. If the African deserts had enough water, there’d be no war.

Since nobody ever remembers a time when the African deserts weren’t deserts anyway, how would they know if it is true or not?

If it isn’t global warming, it’s the Bush administration’s policies.

Over the last five years, favorable ratings of the United States have decreased “in 26 of the 33 countries for which trends are available,” Pew said.

According to the New York Times’ European sister publication, the Paris-based International Herald-Tribune;

“Confidence in President George W. Bush has dropped further in most countries over the past year, as the Iraqi “quagmire” has deepened and the world’s reprobation has increased.

“Global distrust of American leadership is reflected in increasing disapproval of the cornerstones of U.S. foreign policy,” Pew said in its report on the findings.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, co-chair of the Pew Global Attitudes Project, linked this development directly to the Iraq war. “I think Iraq will go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy,” she said.”

So, there you have it. According to a majority of the world’s citizens, virtually every evil under the sun can somehow be traced to the United States, and, in particular, to the Bush administration.

It’s Bush’s fault for the war on terror, not Osama bin-Laden or Islamic ideology.

Overthrowing Saddam was, (according to Madeline Albright, former top cheerleader for Bill Clinton’s Operation Desert Fox air campaign against Iraq in 1998), “the greatest disaster in the history of American foreign policy”.

The Sudanese drought brought on by global warming is responsible for the Darfur genocide, not the Islamist government that is perpetuating it. America — and George Bush are responsible, since Bush refuses to ratify the Kyoto Treaty.

(Ratification of the Kyoto Treaty was rejected 98-0 by the US Senate in 1998, but that doesn’t stop the Marxist Senators like Teddy Kennedy, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, et al, from blaming Bush for rejecting a treaty they themselves voted against)

According to the dictionary, treason means: “the crime of disloyalty to one’s nation.” In the basic sense of that word’s definition, half the country’s politicians are traitors. So are most of America’s mainstream media organizations.

So, too, are the mind-numbed Leftist communities of Hollyweird who haven’t a clue what it would mean to their cushy lifestyles if their Marxist rhetoric were ever translated into reality.

And their equally brain-dead fans who parrot their every pronouncement, not quite understanding that being a good actor is the semantic equivalent to being an accomplished liar.

America’s continued survival into the 21st century grows more perilous with each passing year, thanks to the very people who owe America the most.

The Apostle Paul wrote: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” He then outlined the main reasons for those perilous times. You can read the passage (2nd Timothy 3:1-7) for yourself, since I’ve quoted it so many times in the past.

But for the purposes of today’s briefing, let’s just look at the high points: “trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.”

Now, let me ask you. Do YOU really think America is worse than Russia, China, Cuba, the Sudan, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, etc.? No?

Why do you think that Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Turkey do? It isn’t like their citizens live here and have any personal knowledge on which to base their opinions. Who told them what to think of us? It was our own politicians, celebrities and mainstream media.

Why wouldn’t they believe them?

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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