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Friday, February 04, 2005

A less indoctrinated German

I used to wonder why there is so much venom in Europe towards America. The truth of the matter is, I've heard different reasons from different Europeans. Some say that they see Americans as "arrogant and greedy" (see second comment). Other's who are actually here--experienced America first hand, and have American friends--tend to take the pity stance and say we are a basically good people who are ruled by oil-loving, evil war mongers. I say that because I have met some foreign students and heard what others have had to say. My conclusion is that they are simply brainwashed by the European media influence. Is it possible to convince them that many American leaders are not too much different than the Americans they have met and claim are alright?

There are those who do see straight still. There are those in Europe--few though they are--who see through the smokescreen imposed by media elites. Mathias Döpfner is one such person. He's the Chief Executive of German publisher Axel Springer AG and has gained attention for his stirring attacks on European appeasement policies in the last century. This piece has been going around for a while I think. I got it by email but it's all over the place (Which is good. Here's the original German if you read German:)

There's also a good German blogger you might want to check out as well. He posted a previous article by Mr. Döpfner here.

It's really refreshing to read something like this.

Crossposted on the Meneltarma


At 8:46 AM, Blogger TrekMedic251 said...

My conclusion is that they are simply brainwashed by the European media influence.

And this is different from what the MSM does here how?

It's all part of the "one-world" scam. We are bashed because we won't go along with it.

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Mark R said...

To be quite honest, I don't think we come anywhere close to being as brainwashed. Americans just don't like letting a few people do all the talking...


Here we are: talking.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Pepper_Kitty said...

I think that a part of foreign prejudice is based on what we call national pride. What they see in us is a deeply embedded sense of strength and honor, that they have lost through corrupt politics and lack of Biblically influenced government and ethics. People are never so lost as to be able to ignore what they witness. They know deep down that our government is not that bad, otherwise how would our nation stand as it does? Its jealousy and bitterness that play a part in their self inflicted ignorance and bias. However; I know nothing of political science and national mindset, this is just a bit of info I have gathered form observation.

At 12:03 AM, Blogger Mark R said...

Jen: I'd say your powers of observation are keen.


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