:: Friday, 18 April 2003 ::
Casual Anti-Americanism. Nothing serious. Just a pain in eyes
Just been reading the Fin Review Easter Edition and here we have Diedre Macken, jackass.
In downtown Helsinki, the kitchen of American capitalism churns out Big Macs, fries and Disney characters. Two doors along, Finland's answer to fast food, Hesburger, serves up ruisfilehampurilainens, ranskalaisets and Lasten ateria forest creatures. Finland may have adopted the hamburger but it hasn't surrendered to McDonald's, neither the brand, nor the menu, nor its variety of capitalism.
That is the opening paragraph to her piece. Incredibile, no?
What country has surrendered to McDonald's? No country, you idiot, Macken. No country at all. Not one. It does not happen. Culture is not that weak. Culture can stand a McDonald's franchise near a family run burger enterprise, or pizzeria, or laska stall or whatever. Macken.
Just more soft-headed anti-Americanism, this time from a woman who thinks wogs are just life's victims whose special culture is crushed by the mere scent of beef patties and pickles.
:: WB 12:03 am [link+] ::