First Enlighten the Enlightened, Then We’ll Talk

Last week I wrote about the utter B.S. that came from those, both at home and abroad, who were claiming that electing Barack Obama would “finally raise the stature of the U.S. in the eyes of the rest of the world.”

The same American liberals who say those kinds of things are forever looking to Europe as an example of political and social enlightenment to which the United States should strive to ascend — and England is one of those countries.

Well, think again:

A British equivalent of Barack Obama would find it extremely difficult to become prime minister, the head of the UK equality watchdog has said.
He claimed even someone of Mr Obama’s talent would struggle because the system was biased against change. He said it was harder to reach the top for those who “did not fit the mould”.

It’s time to start shooting down the ridiculous notions that the United States is the country full of knuckle-dragging backwards racist unaccepting hayseeds in comparison to the rest of the world. The U.S. leads the world in acceptance and tolerance of different ideas, religions, races and political leanings.

The fact is that many circles of power around the world cringe at an election like we had last week, because it does nothing but further highlight this fact and bring about stories like the one quoted above that remind us just how wrong the “enlightened” are.

The irony is that if the U.S. would strive to be more like them and achieve that goal, only then would we become the country they accuse us of being.

Author: Doug Powers

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