Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Clintonian Cultural Imperialism

Martyn Drakard notes that "most Africans are completely unaware of Ms Clinton’s agenda" and "sense no danger to their way of life from Uncle Sam’s quirky obsessions" — Why is Hillary pushing gay rights upon Africa? The author continues:
    If the truth about all this were to get out, the embers of anti-Americanism, which have been smouldering since the invasion of Iraq, might burst into flame. Africans are ambivalent about the US. “Let us in to share your wealth, expertise, high standards and your experiment with democracy,” Africans say. “Your hand-outs are welcome too, provided they reach the people they’re intended for, and provided that there are no strings attached. But leave us to run our own affairs, and do not interfere with our culture, our values and traditions. We may not have got our act together politically and economically, but we know what is acceptable behaviour and what is not. So leave us alone!”

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Blogger Steve Hayes said...

Cultural exchange is a two-way traffic -- how about a polygamy pride parade in Salt Lake City?

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Q: Why is Hillary pushing gay rights upon Africa?

A: Because she went to Wellesley.

1:24 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Deacon Hayes, the fundamentalist Mormons would like such a parade, but it wouldn't go over well in Peoria.

Anon, bingo!

11:05 AM  

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