Article copyHey you know what's funny? Just yesterday, I told you that some of Europe's Socialists and Social-Democrats are deluded, while the rest is cynical.
And maybe you thought "Sure Diss, but how cynical exactly?"
Well, perhaps like Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission:
"Can I tell you something? Certain leaders in the developing world, most of them on the left, have told me privately that they would have preferred a Republican candidate to win. That's because they fear the protectionist policies of a Democratic President and Democratic Congress. I hope that President Obama will not yield to this protectionist temptation. I believe that would be bad for us all, in particular for Europe."I'm not even going to touch on the topic of the EU complaining on protectionism—that's pot and kettle stuff if there ever was any—but I hope you'll admire the Euro-Socialist mindset at work. They loathe America even as they envy her wealth and power ; and their mainstream media unleashes a daily, constant barrage of anti-globalization and anti-free market economy propaganda.
Yet at the same time they are perfectly aware that their own "model" of society is unsustainable without the American Capitalist powerhouse bailing them out1.
I suppose all that cynicism is a defense mechanism. Those pathetic losers couldn't stand their reflection in the mirror otherwise.