Saturday, July 5, 2014

Embassies and Insults

Fred Reed recently pointed out a disturbing recent statement from Secretary of State John Kerry.
"I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well."
While Mr. Reed jumped off from there to discuss the general degradation of America, a topic on which we are in full agreement, lets stay on the topic of embassies for a minute.

Recently, the US Embassy to the Holy See celebrated "International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia" Again, that's the US Embassy to the Vatican. While, sure, I doubt the Swiss Guards are going to be invading Pennsylvania any time soon, we should really refrain from having our embassies openly insult the countries they are sent to. If we really want to do that, we can save millions of dollars on facilities, staff, and security, and just send them an obscene postcard.

The fact is, we are no longer merely making our institutions less efficient in order to pursue leftist dogma, but actively working against the original mission. And while America may be on top now, like Austria-Hungary, our predeccessor in multi-ethnic empire, that will certainly change. If Blessed Emperor Karl was so damaged by merely trying to give peace a chance, what will happen to an America that openly tries to send out the least palatable diplomats it can?

Certainly, send out a gay diplomat to the Netherlands, a transgendered one to Sweden. I'm sure that will win us tons of brownie points in decadent Western Europe.But seriously, as we find ourselves increasingly weak and indebted, lets at least try and keep from insulting the rest of the world. Maybe, at some point, we might actually need diplomacy.

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