Revisionism in the USA

Hardly a surprise… found at Metafilter is this: The evidence that hurricane-management was privatised and handed over to IEM has been eradicated from the IEM website..
I’ve said a few words in other forums about what I actually think, and I got shot down by Americans. Their reasoning was that because I am not American, because I am not in America, because I am not affected that I cannot know anything at all so I should STFU and FO. Now this could be seen as a perfectly reasonable point of view – except that it’s being spouted by people who would claim that Iraq was one thing, WMD’s existed and that as Americans they know everything about everywhere. Idiots.
That privatisation – I wonder what damage Blair has done in precisely the same way ?

Added: Yes, it is. Very.

3 thoughts on “Revisionism in the USA

  1. Hey, let’s not lump us all in together. You got shut down by stupid Americans. Quite an embarrassment and source of stress for the rest of us, especially since they so often seem to form a majority. Maybe they need a political party. (I know, they’ve already got one. Or two. But renaming it more honestly would be sort of refreshing. “And another election goes to the Stupid Americans! Woo Hoo.” Ok. now I’m rambling. Thanks for the wp help.)

  2. I’ve said a few words in other forums about what I actually think, and I got shot down by Americans. Their reasoning was that because I am not American, because I am not in America,

    Mark, the forums I frequent are divided pretty evenly in political persuasion. If I post any statement about New Orleans, about half will accuse me of being a “Bush Hater,” and the other half will call me a racist.

    We’re hurting about Louisiana and Mississippi and it makes us trigger-happy and eager to fight. I can only compare it to taking a punch in the belly. It’s done us a painfully serious injury and we’re down for the count, and listening to the whole world discuss how poorly we did only makes us mad.

  3. Hey Mark,

    You’re not an American, but I like reading/seeing/hearing your viewpoint anyway, and partially even because you’re not an American. I actually tend to go over to BBC just to get a non-American perspective and see what the people outside of the Whomever-Is-In-Office-Biased media (liberal media, my ass!).

    It seems there is a weird dynamic in the country. Bush can and seems to get away with anything, and people go ballistic if you disagree with him. His approval rating is horrid, yet his defenders scream the loudest. I don’t even really know how to explain it the dynamic, but it’s quite annoying, obnoxious, and I wish it would stop already.

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