||The complains and objections
as expressed by European groups and individuals, in particular from Great
Britain are annoying, but should not divert the work at hand for US Government,
at Guantanamo or anywhere in the World.
Understanding who and why are wining should
help to motivate rejection of these objections, without just ignoring.
The objections of prisoner (detainees)
treatment are not welling up just from the Europeans, they too come from
the idealistic dreaming and also of a decadent segment of American society,
the elitist Left Coast journalists and the from reality removed clergy
or the with self (group) interest motivated (Arab-Muslim) discrimination
It is also characteristic for the soft
hearted, such as soccer mams and in particular inexperienced youth who
have not any tested view of what life and the World are about.
There are also different motivations according
the group the objections derive from.
These divisions are pretty well universal
for the Western World.
Young people have political reason such
as to get attention, being counted, to become known and standing out among
their peers, mixed with their fill of idealism of youth; a large
number might have gotten their ideas influenced by educators with particular
These views are not always positive and
helpful for developing open-mindedness.
From these circles develop also the so
called human rights advocates or political activists.
For the Europeans there are some other
conditions causing this sense of cultural superior authority of what is
Traveling the World is supposed to open
the mind. But although traveling has exponentially increased for residents
of the Western World after WW2, for most of the European public, it is
limited to a small number of times during during their lifetime. And this
travels are mostly only to civilized parts of the World. Vacation to Italy
or Spain, a cruise in the Caribbean,
The European nations are from the viewpoint
of civilization quite homogeneous, even though they might have different
languages. Religion is a important factor. Achievements in all forms of
art and culture where appreciated whether in own or other country. Some
countries have been handicapped by Nationalistic chauvinism for their language,
as strongly for France, Germany and Spain. But it did not diminish the
appreciation for artists, architects literati's, from any of the Old World
The America's are not that homogeneous.
US citizen might think they live in the most civilized nation. They need
to take a second look at multy culturalism and sub cultures they accept,
just as ignorant Europeans accepted Marxist Communism as just an other
political system and not as the evil of the Twentieth Century, with its
killing of 30 to 60 million of its own subjects, worse than National Socialism
of Germany did to other peoples.
Borrowing from Marxist dialectics the
term bourgeoisie (as the term "capitalism" is; we should always use the
words "free enterprise"), the bourgeoisie of Europe has groups in their
own society, much less contact with lesser civilized cultures, (in the
US called communities) and minimal interaction with subcultures and criminal
groups; they experience decadence, just like we in the the US.
What is different for the US? The American
bourgeoisie "sails among the islands" of more or less cultural primitive
groups, interacts when it is required and is coerced, by action groups
and law to tolerate this multy culturalism. They know at least from experience
decadence as well as degrees of barbarism.
The Europeans in general, have no clear
and objective qualifications for judging the save management of captured
suicidal fanatics of the Al Qaeda Taliban sort. Not while they are wearing
the rosy colored glass spectacles of their gentle Christian culture, being
no match for the realities of the Middle Eastern danger.
They need to understand that the World
is still a place with very dangerous uncivilized individuals and groups.
And It was not their homestead that was
attacked on 9/11/2001.