posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 02:17 PM
The new anti-americanism
From its core areas in europe and middle east the anti-americanism has spread to the rest of the world and it has increased most among old allies. It
doesnt just condemn specific politics and those who lead, but the nation and american show of force in general, and fears USA's total and global
"American conditions" has become a codeword for a development in society noone wants.
A new generation of future international leaders is about to grow up without memories of USA as a believable ally and that neither sees the country as
a symbol of freedom or a liberal state.
Antiamericanism is bubbling with hostility and dislike not just against what USA does, but what it is. It is full of dark mistrust of USA's motives
both when they act and dont act.
It accuses the country of hypocracy and to not live up to its own principles. Or the accusations are directed at the inner conditions in the american
*social and economic differences
*lack of welfare goods
*mentality of violence
*lacking weapon control
It might take more then a moodwave to change the worlds' view on USA, but maybe the surprisingly and overwhelmingly outbreak of "obamania" says
something about how under the new anti-americanism and the years under the Bush-regime, lives a hunger for another America? More open and in pact with
its own liberal legacy.