Tuesday, June 11, 2002

WHY WE LOATHE THEM III: I struck "hate" from the headline for my original post on this subject and replaced it with "loathe" because "hate" sounds too intemperate, too harsh, and connotes malice, which I do not bear toward even the EU-nuchs. I merely "loathe" their "moral vanity," which means something like "hate," but lacks the connotation of malice. That which I hate, I may wish to harm. But that which I loathe, I find too disgusting to trouble myself with it; I simply wish that it would go away, like some foul odor. When European officials preach to Americans about European "ideals," I don't want to hurt them, I just want them to be quiet, just be quiet, and stop insulting my country with their self-righteous blather.

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