In another in an interminable line of posts whinging about the fact that Australia supports the WOT and is a trusted ally of the US, a truly intellectually retarded leftist makes a telling comment:
via Tim Blair:
Larvatus Prodeo reader Paul Burns laments Australia’s craven qualification as a 52nd US state under John Howard, prompting this exchange:
GregM: Paul, what was the fifty-first State?
Paul: Alaska or Hawaii, wasn’t it? Or have I got my count wrong?
Lefties are so ignorant of history and even present-day facts, then presume to climb on some self-righteous throne and pontificate about politics and policy. Someone so ill-informed, intellectually incurious and apparently illiterate and ignorant of daily news that they don’t know the U.S. has 50 states shouldn’t be writing or speaking at all, because they merely prove they are the fool everyone thinks they are.
And you say you are used to dealing with a US with 13 states: in the US, we learn about the American Revolution, the ratification of the Constitution and the addition of states to the original 13 colonies in about 3rd grade (7-8 years old). What did you do, leave school before they got to the 1800’s history? There was a US civil war in there, and the 1900’s will provide even more interesting titbits about US history that might inform some of your half-baked shibboleths and lefty slogans about the US-Australian alliance.
You might particularly be interested in the 1940’s, America and Australia’s tight bond was forged then. Luckily, most Aussies and their leaders don’t seem to have forgotten that bond and the common cause Americans share with Australia.
As ignorant and unread as you seem to be, no wonder you question the alliance and cooperation. Your grasp of geopolitics is as weak as your arguments against the War for Iraqi Freedom. The war is an absolute good; messy, mistake-laden, miserable, unfortunate and deadly for many innocent people, but necessary none the less.
Iraqis are certainly glad we threw out Saddam and that we stayed to help them establish a democracy. It took the US over 100 years to sort out major differences and millions dead and maimed before our Civil War finally sorted those out and we established the United States as it stands today, a beacon of freedom, flawed, unfair and wrong on occasion. We have learned to be more patient with a country of people just starting a new democracy in a region where none has existed among an ethnic and religious group with no history or experience at electoral politics, but who are struggling and need our help.
You and the rest of the world are lucky that if there must be a super-power its a benign and good-hearted and loyal one that is based on freedom and bent on spreading it throughout the world. You owe us more than a little for your own freedom, or you might be writing the above post in Japanese, mate 😉