This just makes my day. Leave it to two lim--, er, British writers from Britain's The Economist to set things a'right. I spend a lot of time reading blogs, comments and trackbacks. One could begin to get the idea that the conservative hold on political power in this country is, at best, tenuous and, at worst, destined to be short lived.
Whoa there, say John Micklethwait and Adrian Woolridge. Step back and take a look at the big picture. Measure America's position against the rest of the world and then look at the direction in which she is heading. And they are right. The United States is the biggest, baddest and fairest kid on the block. The one all the parents envy and all the other kids love to hate. We do the most, help the most, rescue the most and give the most and it ain't even a close contest.
Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing of any import happens in this world without the approval and help, overt or covert, of the United States and its people. Everything requires money. Who has money? The American people have the most money to spend, by far, of any of the other peoples on this planet. You need money, just come and get it. You can tweak our nose and yank our beard and stick a finger in our eye, all up to a point. If you err and go past that point, a point which we determine in our own time and in our own way, we send down the wrath of 300,000,000 outraged souls on your head. 300 million outraged souls with a lot of money and technology to invest in your destruction.
What a great read this is. I have not yet checked any of the pundit's reactions to this article because I don't want some smartass ruining the moment. I'll get around to it eventually, after the glow of self-righteousness and buzz of self-congratulation all wear off.
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