This is a perfect demonstration of the American left’s disdain for its own culture and its typically naive idolization of European culture. I’m not bashing European culture, I’ve spent time in several Western European countries, but to assume that it is uniformly superior, as many do, is shockingly ignorant. Obama’s embarrassment reveals both his bias and a lack of understanding of the geographic and cultural factors behind European multilingualism. He’s just quite happy to assume that they are broadly multilingual because they are better-smarter-nicer than the rednecks back home. It’s also quite obvious the he has never paused to think about the significance of English’s popularity around the world. Not that it matters, because he almost certainly wouldn’t credit America’s rise in the world, and the ideals it stands for, as factors in it’s worldwide popularity. In fact, he’d probably cry “Hegemony!” and start a campaign for the rights of the noble yet downtrodden indigenous souls who were obviously duped into abandoning their own language for the lingua franca. Obama and his wife don’t care much for real Americans and it continues to show.
Speaking of Embarrassment:
41 seconds into the video Obama blurts out “Yo, it’s embrassing…”