Dennis Prager has an exceptional essay up today that shatters the leftist meme that the world hates America and suffers from the same BDS that the left does. Who hates America? The left.
One of the most widely held beliefs in the contemporary world — so widely held it is not disputed — is that, with few exceptions, the world hates America. One of the Democrats’ major accusations against the Bush administration is that it has increased hatred of America to unprecedented levels. And in many polls, the United States is held to be among the greatest obstacles to world peace and harmony.
Widely held? Perhaps. Accurate? Nope. Bring on the perception shapers.
But it is not true that the world hates America. It is the world’s left that hates America. However, because the left dominates the world’s news media and because most people, understandably, believe what the news media report, many people, including Americans, believe that the world hates America.
That it is the left — and those influenced by the left-leaning news and entertainment media — that hates America can be easily shown.
And Prager goes on to prove it. It is not the world that hates America. It is the world’s left, and that is nothing new. It’s an important distinction. The left does indeed hate America. And it is unacceptable to them that right thinking people think differently. But they do.
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