Maybe the far right wing is just bascially insecure?
I went to school for years and now teach at 2 universities. I dont think, right off hand, I ever heard a professor be disrespectful to the US. Dont get me wrong, I am sure it happens and often professors say whacky things to stimulate thought...well nevermind about that but Professors cannot indoctrinate studnets, it is difficult enough getting your subject matter through to them. This I think comes from the same place all the benefits for illegal immigrants, the imagination of the far right. On another forum I used to hang out on one day I signed on and the fastest growing thread was about the guy at Lowes that turns the Spanish out on all the boxes. They were furious. At first I thought they were kidding. No, the were dead serious they turly bleived there was some guy that was suppose to turn the Spanish out, the guy that brought it up even stated where he lived he almost never even seen a Mexican, I think he was in New Hampshire. My point is I am sure we can all see the absurdity in that just to, I guess, make us "good Americans" uncomfortable or something. If Americans are ridiculed by anyone overseas it is because of the small mindedness of a small but powerful and vocal minority. It is quite embaressing sometimes.
Observer did not realize the calibre of American he was talking to.