Sunday, December 02, 2007

Hands Across The Ocean, Part 11,607


Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has kicked up a shit-storm by branding the Americans the worst imperialists in the world, an allegation that doesn't amuse the Yanks themselves.

He's taken a lot of abuse for this, but I reckon he has a point - if there's one thing the last five years have shown us, it's that the Americans totally suck at imperialism.

Case in point - look at America in 1999. The U.S. was an invincible world titan, bending the other nations of the world to its will through economic power and incentives, while its President was greeted with adoration on state visits. Almost without realising it, the entire planet danced to the tune played by the Americans, and would crawl through sewers to kiss their backsides for the privilege.

Look at it now - they can't even get the Iraqis to do what they want, and every time Bush steps off a plane he's confronted by thousands of enraged protesters waving signs reading Stupid Nazi Bush Fuck Off. Every time the administration tries to crank up a tune, they're instantly bottled off like they're the Spice Girls opening a gig for Slipknot.

So let's lay off the Archbishop - he may be in possession of a near-criminal beard, but he obviously knows what he's talking about.

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