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etc. - a little of this, a little of that - by Oliver Del Signore

We are the world…not!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Congratulations to this week’s Comment Contest winner — Carolyn McBride.


Back in 2008, I authored a short-lived blog in which I wrote about whatever caught my fancy, sort of like this one. The difference was that blog had about eight readers. This one has, oh, at least twenty. Well, maybe a  few more than that.

I bring up that old blog because I was looking through stuff on my hard drive and came across the folder with all the posts. And it turns out that a lot of what I wrote then is relevant today. So, for the next few Mondays or so, I’m going to reprint some of those old posts. (The graphic in today’s post is also from 2008.)

I hope you enjoy them.


We are the world…not!

First published September 10th, 2008

Earlier today, or yesterday, I guess since it’s a new day now, I heard on the news that the BBC, the British Broadcasting System, polled 22,000 people in 22 countries. By a four to one margin , or 17,600 to 4,400, the people polled want to see Obama elected President.

When did we start to care what people in other countries think about our national elections? Oh, right, when Obama started campaigning overseas. Maybe if he’s elected, he’ll open up American voting to the world.1

You have to wonder why so many people in other countries would even care enough about our elections. Certainly nobody in America except a few people in Government or multinational corporations gives a toad-poop about who’s elected to lead Germany or France or any of the other countries polled. Why should we? Their country is their business.

Perhaps it’s because America is so powerful or because we have so much stuff, and people are jealous. If America is weakened, then perhaps they will grow stronger. If America is made poorer, then they might become richer. So it makes sense for them to support the candidate who will give them the results they want.2

It’s the good old law of self-interest. Folks around the world understand that when ever possible, you look out for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your state, your country, in that order. But in America, we seem to have forgotten it.

If you listen to the political left, ie. the Democrats, it’s our obligation to consider what’s best for everyone else, first. These folks actually believe that if we give in and make nice with the world, the world will make nice with us. If someone attacks us, we should go talk to them so they’ll see how progressive and understanding we are. If someone cheats us, so what? We’re rich. We can afford it.

It’s lunacy masquerading as a political party.

If life in other countries is so much better than here in the USA, why is it that Democrats aren’t clamoring to move there? I bet Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom — all the countries polled — would welcome anyone who wants to come, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, financial situation, political bent, or sexual orientation.

Come on, Dems, do yourself and the rest of us a big favor and move to one of the countries you admire.

I’ll even drive you to the airport.


1 Hmmm…seems to me Obama’s obstructionism toward IDs for voting does just that, opening the door for illegals from all around the world to vote here.

2 He’s done a good job so far, eh? Kind of interesting, isn’t it, how much weaker we are, how much closer we are to bankruptcy and ruin we are, how much closer we are to world-wide irrelevancy we are today than we were in 2008.

It sure looks to me like a lot of people here and around the world got their wish.  All you Obots put on blinders and ignored facts, logic, and reason, and hoped for change when you voted for president and you got it.

Unfortunately, the rest of us got it, too.

Comments anyone?

5 Responses to “We are the world…not!”

  1. Steve Matherley Says:

    Just to let you know what you already know. Friends of mine that are staunch democrats don’t care what Obama supports, or how far he drags the country down, they love him. They are democrats, because their fathers, and their fathers’ fathers were democrats.

  2. Oliver Says:

    Understood, Steve. I have family members who are the same as regards democrats and others who always vote republican no matter what.

    Such blind allegiance may have served a purpose once, but in an age where information is easy to come by, there is no excuse for or reason to behave like sheep. Yet so many do.

  3. Stacy Says:

    No kidding. Whatever happened to critical thinking? And the dems have every excuse in the book as to why we are in the situation we are in and none of it has to do with Obama.

  4. JeanneS Says:

    I don’t get it. I was a registered Democrat for the first 20 years of my adult life, but when I saw Obama’s star rising, I did a little reading and came to the conclusion that he was the worst possible thing that could happen to our nation. I’m not all that fonder of the Republicans but refuse to be identified as a Dem anymore. I don’t know ANYONE who is better off now than they were 4 years ago, and yet so many idiots are trying to re-elect him. Is it THAT difficult to have a genuinely open mind?

  5. Leonard Barnes Says:

    Exactly why I am now and have been for about 20 years what is known as an independent voter, I am registered to vote as non affiliated. I gladly give up my opportunity to vote in most primaries as being affiliated with one or the other of the two major parties and I regret that I freely give up the right to have my say against incumbent politicians but my principles won’t allow me to “stay” aligned with a politician just because he/she puts a R or a D behind their name. Show be a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate who will vote for who he/she represents and I will always vote for that person. It’s too bad there are so few who truly represent what their constituents want or think they are getting.



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