Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Britons Disdain Americans, So Do Some Americans

There is a new British survey which alleges that Britons see the “US as vulgar empire builder.”

Most Britons see America as a cruel, vulgar, arrogant society, riven by class and racism, crime-ridden, obsessed with money and led by an incompetent hypocrite.

American troops are failing either to win "hearts and minds" in Iraq or bring democracy to that country.

More than two-thirds who offered an opinion said America is essentially an imperial power seeking world domination. And 81 per cent of those who took a view said President George W Bush hypocritically championed democracy as a over for the pursuit of American self-interests.

Before Americans get upset about the biased British survey outlook, let’s acknowledge that there are plenty of Americans who feel the same way. Leftist, appeasement, multicultural, spineless politics spans both sides of the Atlantic. It is amazing that such idiocy exists, but it does. There is obviously a goodly number of Britons who don’t agree with the survey. If that were not the case, the British would not be stand-up partners in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Some polls are not worth the paper they are written upon. This is obviously one of them.