No culture, No Manners, No Wonder the Rest of the World Considers us to be Barbarians and Ill-mannered Loutsposted by Bill Arnett @ 10:33 AM Permalink
I saw a few clips of Ahmadinejad's appearance by invitation at Columbia last evening and it struck me that, as an invited guest, the school's president was extremely rude and abusive to his guest. As a Southern-born American I was always taught to be polite to a guest, even if you didn't like them or even if they were not invited and just dropped by, so I think the school's president turned in an absolutely abysmal performance.
Is it any wonder that most of the world thinks we are uncultured, have no manners or sense of decency, and that Americans are a bunch of loud-mouthed, ill-mannered, uneducated louts?
By contrast, Ahmadinejad, responded politely to every question, was well-spoken, obviously well-educated, and showed he can and would, if given the opportunity, talk circles around the ill-mannered lout that currently resides in the White House. No wonder bush won't talk to him, he's not smart enough to understand the man!
Not a proud day for America. And it pains me to have to say that.