Monday, February 19, 2007

Global backlash against America

The Age reports "global hostility towards the United States' role in world affairs has increased sharply in the past 12 months, driven largely by the wars in Iraq and Lebanon and by America's treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, according to an international poll commissioned by the BBC and The Age."

This blog has been anticipating the neocon approach to global affairs would be totally discredited and its apologists exposed for the bullying opportunists they really are. The international community is blowing the whistle on this nasty US behemoth and its vassal regimes. Sadly, they have been enabled to do a lot of damage to world peace and harmony.

Voters in Australia and the US have elected governments that have played to irrational fears they themselves have engendered and encouraged. Certain commercial media outlets (you know who you are!) have assisted political propaganda machines by going on a feeding frenzy of fear mongering, distortion of world events and demonisation of those that challenge the neoconservative fantasy.

The recent BBC series aired on SBS entitled "The Power of Nightmares - The Rise of the Politics of Fear" applied the blowtorch to the virulent fundamentalisms that have emerged on both sides of the North-South divide - the US neocons and Islamist extremism.

If you missed this confronting series you can access the videos by clicking here.

Following is the poll published in The Age:

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