Thursday, November 06, 2008

Suddenly, it may be cool to be an American again

When you're an American abroad, you can quickly become a whipping post. Regardless of your political affiliation, if you happen to be living and working overseas at a time when the United States has antagonized much of the world, you get a lot of grief.

You can find yourself pressed to be some kind of apologist for Washington. And you can wind up feeling ashamed and alone.


On distinctly funnier note, I just surfed over to Richard Hoagland's "Enterprise Mission" site on the hunch that he'd be milking Obama's election for imaginary Fortean relevance. I wasn't disappointed. Click to take in "The Hyperdimensional Election of Barack Obama . . . and 2012."

7 comments:

Deejayneko said...

Sadly this is so true. I lived in the UK in 1996-1997 when Clinton was in the white house and found the weirdest kinds of hate shot my way. I can only imagine how awful it's been since the war.

hyper-d intensoid said...

I'd have to say that any foreigner who would suggest or believe any other foreigner as being "uncool" due to the actions of their respective government or in any way responsible for the policies of any citizen's country is itself a misbegotten bias and blind prejudice, although this is not an uncommon belief among the rather unsophisticated looking to blame someone else for others' behavior.

Whether it's the "Ugly American" theme, for example, or the "Cheese-eating surrender monkey" meme ascribed to the French, etc., it's still wrong to presume individual citizens of any country, unless they are in policy-making positions within the country concerned, are responsible for the mis-deeds or actions taken by the country one happens to be a citizen of.

To think otherwise, in lieu of evidence, is simply duuuuumb and short-sighted.

Speaking of dumb, I'm deeply disappointed that Hoagland's lecture, apparently about the alleged "Hyperdimensional" aspects of the recent election of Obama, to be presented at his upcoming "Secrets" conference, merely served to hype the conference with no explication of what is so "Hyperdimensional" about the President elect. I mean, I knew Barack was a gifted, multi-dimensional personality, but who knew he was also hyperdimensional? Eistein might have questioned that characterization.

I guess next Hoagland will be claiming Obama is also a 33 1/2 degree Masonic Illuminati working for the agenda of the grayliens. Hey, we can only hope, eh?

Sheesh. Wotta foamhead! 8^}

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Quite honestly I think it will take a few years before American's regain their illusive "cool" status in the eyes of the world at large.

Actions speak louder than words here and there is a lot of healing to be done.

-Denny

dad2059 said...

Uncle Richard entering Billy Meier territory now.

P.T. Barnum, where art thou?

Mac said...

Hoagland's a stark raving loon. He doesn't even attempt to hide it anymore.

intensely martian chronicles said...

What was it Hunter Thompson once said? "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"? Hell, Hoagland ain't just a pro at his hype, he's a proud and dedicated professional loon.

Wonder if there will ever be a bronze bust of Hoagland on display in the central ceremonial hallway of the Face on Mars? ...NAH!!! 8^}

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