Thursday, January 17, 2008

How the world views presidential candidate Obama? Europe humbled?

Here is a run down of the different responses to the possibility that the next american President is going to be an African-American:

In Europe, one senses a quiet shame. The left, which loves to criticize the Unites States for its imperial foreign policy and its discrimination against blacks and Hispanics, is not really saluting Obama. There have been few gushing articles in Italy' La Repubblica or France's Le Monde. And by sending the message that it might be ready to elect an African-American, a part of mainstream America is showing the industrialized world a more open-minded attitude than the United States usually gets credit for.

This is particularly embarrassing in socialist Europe. Contrast the attitude of those white Americans who are ready for a President Obama with the conditions that have led France's North African immigrants to riot on the outskirts of Paris. And have the Scandinavian countries ever generated anything comparable to Obama among the minorities who are tended to so generously as long as they don't make too much noise? (Read more..)


At 7:57 PM EST, Blogger Roland Dodds said...

As far as I know, there has never been a “colored” (or perhaps non-European is more accurate) head of State in Western Europe either.

When the French elect a Gypsy, Arab, or African President, they will be allowed to push their holier than though nonsense.

At 3:31 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US has been ready for a Woman and or a Black president for at least a decade, probably closer to 2.....but for black racialists and feminazis however, they were/are not.


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