The USA is Hated For the Same Reasons as the Red Sox
Anti-Americanism, Boston Red Sox, Left Think, Ressentiment
Argues Assistant Village Idiot, and liberals in New England need to wise up.
Boston fans, you know with a certainty that much of the resentment comes from the mere fact that we won and they didnâ€™t. That other stuff is just scrambling for justifications, because no one wants to admit that they hate you just because youâ€™re successful.
New England and especially Massachusetts, are among the most politically liberal areas of the country. A lot of those Boston fans who know in their gut that they are hated more from envy than from anything they have done to deserve it, nonetheless refuse to understand this about the larger world they live in. These are the folks who believe that America is hated because of our foreign policy, because we exploit everyone, because of George Bush, because of our arrogance.
Not really. Those negative things are partly true, of course, and we shouldnâ€™t go to the other extreme and discount all criticism. But the European elites hate us because we have rescued them, protected them, created the consumer goods and medical techniques they love, and it is too painful to admit that. Middle Eastern countries hate us because we are rich. Because they have contributed nothing to the world for about 7 centuries except the oil they happen to be living over, they must find ways to delegitimise our success. It should be theirs. They deserve it. We must have cheated somehow.
So remember that when you go to the polls Sox fans, Pats fans, Celts fans. You know in your gut the real reason that the rest of the country resents you, and now you know why the world resents America, and rejoices in our losses. Donâ€™t fall for the excuses again.
Also via Dr. Mercury.