'Bomb Texas' The psychological roots of anti-Americanism

Gordon Mohr gojomo@usa.net
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 17:55:10 -0800

Lucas Gonze writes:
> It is repulsive that the far right is trying to paint the opposition as
> anti-American.

Sure, one can oppose the movement toward war with Iraq without 
being anti-American.

But aren't there also a lot of people who do have strongly 
anti-American feelings in the war opposition? 
People who think America is a greater evil than the totalitarian 
states that brutally oppress their own people and export violence
and weapons, in the hope of someday oppressing ever-more people?

People who would like to see American political and economic
interests thwarted, as a sort of come-uppance for whatever evils
they feel America has perpetrated in the past?

That's anti-Americanism, and it plenty of it exists (or at least
is very vocal) among the opposition to military action.

Sure, it's a logical fallacy to extrapolate that attitude to
all war opposition. But it's hardly unfair to point it out where
it exists, and call it by its plain name. 

- Gordon