12 March, 2014

As American as Apple Pie?

Posted by Socrates in America, America-the-sitcom, AmeriKwa, Europe, Europe vs. America, Nazi era, Nazis, Socrates, Western civilization, Western culture, Western decline at 2:59 pm | Permanent Link

(This post was inspired by an article I read about the decline of America in the late 20th century. Above: Joseph Goebbels)

What makes something “American”? In fact, as Goebbels pointed out, America has few genuine cultural things of its own, i.e., they’re mostly borrowed from Europe. For example:

– Baseball (British origin; it came from the game “Rounders”)
– Hotdog (German origin)
– Apple pie (British origin)
– Football (numerous early origins, including Chinese and British)
– Pizza (Italian origin)
– Golf (Scottish origin)
– Bicycle (German origin)

  • 8 Responses to “As American as Apple Pie?”

    1. Tim McGreen Says:

      I’ve always been interested in what the Fuhrer and NSDAP-era Germans thought of Amerika. Like most Europeans they must have been very impressed with our country, but what did they have to say about all of our Blacks, Mexicans and Red Indians? What did Hitler, an architect manqué, think of the Empire State Building? Did the “Nazis” like Hollywood movies? Were they fans of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow? Did they dance to “swing” music? Did girls from the Bund Der Deutscher Maedel swoon to the songs of a young Sinatra?

      I would really like to learn more about this topic, but without having to navigate through all the usual Jew negativity associated with it.

    2. Robert Cardillo Says:

      Tim. I have heard that Uncle Adolfs favourite movie was King Kong. Anyone ekse hear of this.

    3. fd Says:

      Before Hitler’s death he appointed Dr Goebbels Chancellor of the Reich.

      I read that Germany was impressed with American eugenic laws. Henry Ford and Hitler admired each other. Moreover, Henry Ford was awarded the Grand Cross by the German people and was the only American mentioned in MEIN KAMPF.

    4. Arminius Says:

      The allmighty DOLLAR is an American invention!

    5. Tim McGreen Says:

      Robert, I too have read that “King Kong” was a favorite of the Fuhrer. I can certainly understand if it was, but what about “Birth of a Nation” or “Gone with the Wind”? I understand Stalin liked “Easy Rider” and “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”.

    6. Mary O Says:

      If you look at that photo of Goebbels, you know that he is NOT American. His features might be similar to those of many Americans, but the expression on his face of such seriousness identifies him as European.

      Not that Americans don’t take their work seriously, or don’t take serious attitudes at times; but generally we are all educated to put on an attitude of phony friendliness, and try to be super-nice generally.

      For example, an ex-co-worker came from Uruguay. She considered herself a “Latina,” but she was actually of Italian and German descent.

      Since she had gone to an American high school, she dressed like us, and could speak fluent American English with no noticeable accent; but she would annoy other co-workers and customers alike, despite being a pretty, quiet and well-mannered young woman.

      The problem: People would expect her to be like us, but instead she had this dark European seriousness that few people around her understood. She didn’t smile very much, or laugh often. She expressed her true emotions, even if negative, and she never tried to charm anyone: very like Wednesday Addams.

      However, Americans are not sacrificing truth for the sake of a vapid popularity; but rather we see phony-friendliness as a convention for dealing with public life, like wearing a tie, a certain hair-style or dress shoes. Being too frank with “outsiders” is considered gauche, or even ridiculous. The friendliness is actually a way of excluding people.

    7. Tim McGreen Says:

      Excellent observation, Ms. O. It’s difficult to analyze the American mentality when you’re in the belly of the Beast every day, but you’ve managed to do it!

      If Dr. Goebbels was raised as an American he would have that confident, used car salesman smile in his official photos. He would be saying things like “How y’all doin today?” and “Nice to meet ya!” But it would have been all done merely because our society expects that kind of superficial friendliness. I don’t think most White foreigners behave like that. Certainly not the Russians.

    8. CW-2 Says:

      Very true Mary O. I hate the used car salesman superficiality or the smarmy friendliness of Mormon missionaries, but a lot of American ‘seniors’ are quite thoughtful and serious in their everyday manner.