Sunday, January 22, 2006

Anti-American Assumptions

The Resplendent Mango: Art and America An intersting look at how ingrained the anti-American outlook of the left really is. In a visit to a museum, Mango's liberal friend was surprised to find that good things (art) comes out of America.
But the dumbfounding thing to me was the belief that if it's amazing, it couldn't have been done by an American. I mean, we've only invented the car, computer, home espresso maker, the polio vaccine, deep-dish pizza, gel insole, jazz, musical theatre, basketball, football, put a man on the moon, found the Titanic, saved Europe's sorry hide from destruction at least twice, and managed to offer liberty to millions of people from around the world, both by toppling tyrants and by opening our golden door to the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
When your basic assumption is that America sucks, it is hard to few anything with objectivity.

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