Sunday, July 11, 2004


...portrays Americans as hog-fat, gun-waving simpletons whose wilful ignorance of the outside world is matched only by their bullying arrogance towards it, and whose pious sentimentality co-exists with a reverence for violence.
Paul Thomas in The New Zealand Herald comments on "anti-Americanism".
An irony here is that one of anti-Americanism's gurus, the film-maker and polemicist Michael Moore, is himself a prime example of Slobbus Americanus.

"Hog-fat gun-waving simpletons" and "Slobbus Americanus." I like that. Read the whole thing, it is really not so critical of us.

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