posted on Jan, 21 2005 @ 01:59 PM
These are some quotes from Official Chinese newspaper regarding "American Nationalizm" What do all you guys think?
"People's Daily took the opportunity of the inaugural speech to offer its readers a different history lesson on the American character. Here is the
English translation of that article.
American nationalism displays the following characters.
First, it is originated from the worship to 'The American Creed', with liberty, democracy and the rule of law lying at its core. The Creed takes
form along with the shaping and developing of the country, but has been taken by many Americans as a truth or standard that 'fits all'. From a
religious perspective, many Americans indulge themselves in a sense of superiority, believing themselves 'men chosen by God.'
Second, due to the nation's superior natural and geographical conditions, and its history of never being invaded, American nationalism is void of
historical bitterness found in typical nationalism of some other peoples.
Third, American nationalism shows a strong inclination of being self-centered, a combination of an isolationism tendency (being disdain to associate
with other peoples) and a sense of mission to save 'the fettered world' by whatever means it desires. American nationalism rejects nationalism in
other peoples, which doesn't, or unwilling to learn other people's emotions and thoughts, but adopts American standards in all cases.
Fourth, in foreign policy, American nationalism takes a form of a mixture of morality and pragmatism. Sometimes America holds ideology as the
benchmark, deciding a friend or foe by American values, beliefs and political considerations; sometimes it exercises double standards for the sake of
national interest, showing a certain degree of moral hypocrisy. "