If Europeanize were not a word, we would have to invent it, because that is what many are doing to America. Remember when candidate Obama was asked if he believed America is exceptional? He answered yes, but only in the sense that Britain, Greece, and other nations are exceptional.
As Gilbert and Sullivan said, “When every one is somebodee, Then no one’s anybody!”
If every nation is exceptional, none is.
It is not that Obama and his friends really think America is unexceptional. They may well believe it is exceptional, but that it should not be. So they do everything they can to end its exceptional nature, and to make it resemble other nations. They are Europeanizing America.
Do not get me wrong. I love Europe. That is, I love to visit it:
I love to see the towers in Ireland, where monks hid from Viking raiders while preserving knowledge for the West. But now, Ireland’s church is scandal-ridden.
I love to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, a reminder of the time when Britain controlled one-fifth of the Earth. But now the British army is a shadow of its former self. In 2013, a British soldier was murdered and almost beheaded on a London street.
I love to see the unsurpassed beauty of Paris. But now France is undergoing a demographic transformation.
I love to see beautiful cathedrals, where Christianity inspired great works of art. But now they have few worshippers.