The only thing more comical than those getting upset over Morrissey's immature, and not at all too surprising comments, is the fear for his life that it has been aroused in others. Seriously, would anyone like to show me any real evidence, outside of a fucking weblog, or an online article, that the rest of the world gives two shits about what was said? Some people really do live in a vaccum.
More importantly, the comments mady by many Europeans on here are simply a microcosm of the inferiority complex that seems to pervade the entire continent. The shtick is old, and the comments lack any real rationale, or maturity. It's why most Americans are unaffected by them, not because they're too egotistical to care.
For all the talk about European intellectualism, I've yet to see it surface on here, in any form.
I mean, even an Australian accussed Bush of trying to interfere in the affairs of their country because he disagreed with a particular candidates views on Iraq. Is this suppossed to be the intllectual superiority that we, as Americans are missing out on? In all honesty, such failures in logic are not uncommon when America is being dicussed. Again, this is why we generally dismiss you as being naive. More often than not your anger is revealed as pettiness, instead of real political concern.
Do any of you realize that throwing around the words like fascism, nazism, and etc., in this context, only cheapen the meaning of the words? It's intellectual dishonesty. I'm against the war in Iraq, but not for the same reasons as many on here. I certainly think wishing Bush dead over his Iraq policy is ridiculous, and showering him with slurs that we generally relegate for some of the truly horrific dictators of our time, is much more appalling than what Morrissey has had to say.
Dissent isn't just about arousing controversy for controversy's sake. Unless, of course, one see dissent as being nothing more than an aesthetic.
The facts are as follows:
1. Morrissey wishing death upon Bush is childish.
2. The people getting stirred up about Morrissey wishing death on Bush are childish.
3. Many European Morrissey fans, it seems, are childish, and have very little understanding of American society in general.