Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Nut shot to European Appeasers

And I thought I was harsh! This is by Mathias Dopfner, in an editorial from Die Welt (one of the larger German newspapers), and it spares no scorn for Old Europe. Here's a link (free):, and here's a snippet:

While the alleged capitalistic robber barons in American know their priorities, we timidly defend our social welfare systems. Stay out of it! It could get expensive. We'd rather discuss the 35-hour workweek or our dental health plan coverage. Or listen to TV pastors preach about "reaching out to murderers." These days, Europe reminds me of an elderly aunt who hides her last pieces of jewelry with shaking hands when she notices a robber has broken into a neighbor's house. Europe, thy name is cowardice.

Read all of it, it's good stuff. Europe is like a old, beaten up, and washed out boxing contender. They're tired, and don't want to lift a finger to save themselves. Would be a shame, if they could bother to let me give a damn.


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