The alleged stupidity, racism and general lack of liberal values lurking at America's red heart simultaneously provides the opinion forming Left with both an unending source of hilarity and an army of stereotypes upon which to hang their ideological agendas.
In Europe, we have long become accustomed to watching documentaries filmed in places like Kentucky or Texas, where the locals, who speak in that slow drawl which the media long ago educated us to associate with ignorance and bigotry, have their comments and responses to questions edited and distorted, so that the politically correct interviewer, nodding conspiratorially at the camera, can expose them as ill educated, xenophobic, or, if the narrative requires it, as irredeemably hateful.
The American accent, together with the white South African accent, the German accent and to a lesser extent the Australian are the only accents we remain permitted to mock, and only the American, German and Afrikaner may now (together with upper class English) be reviled.
This, of course, only applies to white people who speak with American, South African or German accents. Colour, plays a huge role in how we have been conditioned to view an accent. For instance, the Southern Belle accent, hailing from places such as Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas when spoken by a white woman evokes in out Pavlovian minds the frivolous arrogance of privilege, inbred racism, and of course stupidity. Yet, let that same musical voice come from the lips of a black woman and we hear poetry and the deep dignified echoes of a noble soul, perfected so successfully by Maya Angelou, and aspired to somewhat less successfully by Chicago born UK resident Bonnie Greer.
Of course it is a conditioned view, an attitude created by a thousand bad movies and though the constant propaganda pumped into our lives through the Stasi approved thought control device in the corner of most living rooms.
How could a country of stupid people become the richest, the most powerful and most successful nation in the world. Asia and Africa are larger in terms of land mass and population, Africa has more in terms of natural resources and, beneath the Sahara its land is no less fertile, yet for all the millennia of world history Europe alone rivals what America achieved in just four centuries (slightly more than two as an independent nation).
America's enemies point to its military power as the cause of America's greatness, but which came first, and was it military might which invented the aeroplane, the steamboat, the microprocessor, the pacemaker, air conditioning(1), a cure for polio, and put the first man on the moon?. It was not military might which achieved those, and so many other great advances from which we all benefit. It was the American people who achieved them together with the prosperity and comfort which they were able to extend to most of their population and who made the American dream a global aspiration by 1950.
The people who built America were not dumb, and they were not the hicks and hill billies which the obnoxious Bill Maher claims half his country men to be
However, from time to time, even the brightest of people can do some very dumb things, and in November 2008 the American people did something so dumb that it goes some considerable way towards proving true much of what their left wing critics say about them. Except that in this instance, their critics would not have considered what they did to be dumb.
In November 2008, the American people allowed a swooning media to persuade them into voting into the most powerful position on the planet a man with virtually no relevant experience, of whom they knew virtually nothing other than that he attended a fanatically racist church and had some very dubious associations. They entrusted the power to destroy the planet to a man who's career consisted of brief dalliance with the law, a period as a Chicago community organiser and an incomplete term in the US senate, where he had achieved nothing other than a reputation as the “most liberal” senator with one of the worst voting records.
Most people who voted for Barrack Obama knew absolutely nothing about him before he ran for president. The blacks voted for him because he was black, and, to some degree, so too did the whites, they voted for a black man to prove to themselves they were not racist, one of the worst sins in modern America, and because they wanted to believe a promise he never fully quantified.
It is now two year on, and it would take either a moron or a fully committed socialist not to realise what a terrible mistake they made. Not only is Obama clearly not up to the job but his every act and policy runs contrary to the best interests of the Average American and to the future of their nation.
In two day's time those same average Americans go to the polls when they have the opportunity to deliver a verdict on the current administration, and also to do something to make up for the damaging mistake they made in 2008. The polls suggest that the result may be devastating for the president and for his party.
However, nothing is certain until it is done, and there remains the possibility that the American electorate will prove that they are, after all, as dumb as their cynical European enemies and home grown liberal traitors always claimed they were. If their enemies are right, then on Tuesday the American voters could show that the greatness which was America has now been brainwashed and dumbed down to the point where they no longer have either the ability, or the will to save themselves.
There are troubling indicators, a US correspondent of mine wrote at the weekend, incredulous at the fact that some houses still proudly displayed Democrat signs. Commentators on TV have suggested that, despite how little attention the current Administration has paid to the nation's security, the latest security alert could influence events in the Democrat's favour, if Obama pretends to be tough enough.
Yesterday an estimated 150,000 people (or 215,000 if you believe the US media, which some dumb people still do) attended Jon Stewart's “Give Barry a second chance he might get better” rally, menacingly entitled “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear", somehow missing the soviet style implication that anyone who does not agree with the ruling administration must necessarily be insane.
Things could go either way, and the presidents colour, and voter racism, may influence events, but not in the way the liars in the press pretend. We must never underestimate quite how racist the black and Latino electorate in America are or how strongly most white voters wish not to be racist. Whatever, their reasons for voting, they know they are delivering a verdict on America's first black president, can they deliver that verdict or will Obama's colour save him at the last moment?.
In the same way as we have been brainwashed about Americans, they also have been brainwashed about themselves. These are, alter all, a people who still believe that racism is a white on black affair, despite all the evidence around them, that lie could still win the day.
That fact, more than the inevitable mass voter fraud by the Democrats and lies the media will surely tell is the greatest threat in Tuesday's election.
America faces the greatest test they have faced in generations will they finally act against the forces determined to destroy them or is all too late?. In just over 48 hours we will know if America can still be saved, or if its people truly are as stupid as their enemies always said they were.
(1) Contrary to the Black Inventions Myth that an African American called Frederick Jones invented air conditioning in 1949, in fact a white man Dr. Willis Carrier built the first machine to control both the temperature and humidity of indoor air. He received the first of many patents in 1906 (US patent #808897, for the "Apparatus for Treating Air"). In 1911 he published the formulae that became the scientific basis for air conditioning design, and four years later formed the Carrier Engineering Corporation to develop and manufacture AC systems.