Via the incomparable James Wolcott, we have this jaw-dropping, unspeakably ignorant and arrogant screed from one of the more embarrassing members of the right-wing wankersphere. I'm particularly amused by the juxtaposition of these two sentiments:
... Therefore, as Americans, we've decided to take a break and bag the world for exactly one year.
All foreign aid is going to become internal aid. [Even Israel? -- CC]
All charitable giving is going to be directed at deserving institutions and individuals inside the United States.
All profits made by US companies will be only be allowed to be reinvested in facilities within the United States.
We'll be running trade on the one dollar in one dollar out basis, so if you want to come out of this year with favored nation status, you'd best have your Visa card out.
For those of you with a lot of your people already living here in the United States and sending money back, well, there's going to be a litle interruption in remittances for a year, but you can just raise taxes on your own people to take up the slack. Enjoy.
Our military men will all be returning home to spend more time with their families. (Time for all you Iraqis to man up and get those guns locked and loaded.)...
... But if we need extra oil and we ask, you'd better think twice before you say no. We'll always have enough in the strategic petroleum reserve for B-52's and our carrier groups. If we have to send them out, they will be, we promise you, in a very bad mood. Very bad.
So ... we're going to pull back, disengage, walk away, leave you to your own devices, show you what American isolationism really means ... unless, of course, we want to invade you and steal your oil. That's different.
This is what happens when the two hemispheres of your brain don't talk to each other anymore.