The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess
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cheese-eating surrender-monkey princess

Oh, man. Not content with, as I reported yesterday, editing shots of Strom Thurmond into footage of civil rights marches (possibly) and telling kids that the Grand Canyon was made by the biblical flood (definitely), American conservatives are turning their attentions to us smelly, god-hatin', social-welfare lovin' Europeans. Hurrah! And look what good advice they have for us....

Indeed, your hostility to the basic concepts of Judaism and Christianity has literally been written into your new European Union constitution, despite the Pope’s heroic efforts to the contrary. 

Because you know, simply not mentioning religion in the constitution is just the same as actually saying "we hate Jesus! And the religion into which he was born!" One could say, of course, that the most basic of all Christian concepts is tolerance, which seems to be in short supply in some American circles right now, but anyway. And yes, it is heroic of the Pope to try and keep up that strong link between church and state. Because as Ireland knows, it's fun when Catholicism has a "special position" in a country. Oh wait, no, it totally isn't.

Except maybe it should be, because us slightly-more-acceptable-than-the-alternative white Europeans are using contraception and just not having enough white babies. And even when we do have kids, we can't even do that right.

And of the children you do manage to produce, all too few will be raised in stable, two-parent households. 

Because America doesn't have a crazy divorce rate that's higher than that of practically all European countries. Or the western world's highest proportion of teen pregnancies. Hey, hang on a minute...

But thanks for that, 'American Thinker'. How nice to see that American culture is defined as being purely the product - indeed, the apex - of western civilisation. Because every American is, of course, white. And hopefully WASP (or at least northern European). There are no Muslims there, and that's a good thing, because according to Mr Meyer, Muslims just go around shooting everyone who pisses them off. Especially Muslims in crazy tolerant Europe. This doesn't really fit in with, say, the Muslim families who lived next door to me until I was 22, even though I'm sure we probably pissed them off a couple of times as kids by throwing balls into their gardens and stuff. Instead of firing bullets into our chests, they used to bring us in couscous and other north African delicacies. I wish I could tell them that they should have been shooting us instead of giving us nice food.

Anyway, I for one am grateful to Mr Meyer for showing me the error of my ways. I just have one question. In his litany of all the great cultural movements of "western civilisation", he never once mentioned the Enlightenment. Why on earth do you think that could be?

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