Happy New Year , USA !! I love you- warts and all .... but the WHU does not.
In case you hadn't noticed , (and much as I hate injecting politics into this site) , one of my pet peeves is the WHU .
WHU : "We Hates United States - !!!" ( "An' we sneers at U !" )
The WHU are Academically Fashionable Radicals: Leftists for the most part - but sometimes rooted in the Radical Right ; or nestled among the most militantly Anarchistic Libertarians
The WHU sometimes claim to be patriots (but more often deride the entire idea of patriotism) , and they have a "default response" to almost any situation involving a foreign government- no matter how despicable- and the United States : "The United States is at fault !!!"
(To prove this contention, they will often reach into past centuries : the Indian wars, Slavery, the conquest of the Phillipines, etc.. The hideous violence wreaked upon our early Countrymen and women -that was an integral part of the situation - is almost never mentioned : it being politically incorrect to do so.)
Like it or not, we are all part of a Society : one we keep tinkering with, in hopes of removing some of the worst blemishes . You'll never hear the WHU admit it, but we've made huge strides in the last 50 years; and, having been alive to witness some of them, I don't think they should be ignored ---even by those who feel we should rip the world up by the roots and create a new social monstrosity.
(Does this mean we should be silent when we disagree ? Of course not ---BUT ---when OUR COUNTRY is ATTACKED, saying things like : " Well, Boo Hoo to you ! We had it coming !!" are beyond the bounds of acceptable disagreement ....and, if you don't realize this, I can only wonder at the reasons.)
I say to the WHU : You're part of us too-by birthright, if nothing else -but- if you are not with us -and you are siding with our foes ---what the Hell good are you ?
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!