Dear God – Could you please get the Democrats and Republicans to stop chanting “U-S-A”? It makes them seem bipolar and just slightly narcissistic. If, in your eternal wisdom, you believe the correct punishment is to smite them, then so be it. Thanks God. You rock! G-O-D!!! G-O-D!!!
Honestly, what other country besides ours (or one where all of the men have beards and neat looking towel hats) chants all of the time? It is almost as ridiculous as “the wave” at sporting events. You don’t see other civilized countries doing it. You never hear, “Can-A-Da, Can-A-Da!!!” True, they don’t actually have anything to cheer about but that’s not the point.
This incessant patriotic drum beating is as hollow as the space between Dubya’s big ears. (And, in the interest of fair play, Ted Kennedy’s). Samuel Johnson got it right back in 1775.
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.
He wasn’t indicting patriotism as a concept but rather the fact that our leaders hide behind it when they have nothing to actually say. My guess is that if you took all of the USA chest thumping, flag waving and benign speeches, both conventions would have lasted about 20 minutes.
C’mon Mac and Rack. We will give you the benefit of the doubt that you both love your country. Now do something!!! Hit us with some facts and details. I promise we will pay attention for more than 2 minutes and not switch the channel to Grey’s Anatomy. (Unless, of course, the new season begins at which time I will have no ability to control the masses).
Of course, none of my rhetoric applies to Sarah. She is patriotism personified. I might be falling in love.