Monday, July 4, 2016

What Happened to Patriotism?

Somewhere our country has gone off track, and the act of being proud about one's country is now viewed down upon.  In fact, in a recent article in the New York Daily News, the call was put out to have MLB "permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone."

Indeed, from an early age, children who used to be taught that ours was the greatest nation in the history of the world are now taught that we are guilty of slavery, genocide, jingoism, sexism, racism, and white privilege.   To sum up, America now sucks, and we must atone for our wicked past.

When I grew up, we were one and half generations removed from WWII.  We had literally saved the world from oppression, torture, and death.  Likewise, upon our victory, we didn't vanquish our opponents, we rebuilt them with our own sweat and treasure.  That's happened pretty much never in human history.

Also during my childhood, we were deeply engaged in a cold war with the Soviet Union, and in many fronts, it felt like it was a war we were losing.  Freedom was on the run, Iranians took our citizens hostage, and America's glory days appeared gone.  Finally, we as a country had enough, and elected Reagan, and our good days returned for a short while.

They ended again once liberal ideology embedded itself into school curriculum.  Now, we're back to sucking.  Show respect for the flag or the country?  Then you're a damned rube.

What happened to us, and why do so many of our citizens hate our country and our history?  Perhaps we'll never know.  But in light of our birth as a country (the original Brexit), forgive me if I don't feel just a little proud.

Fellow rubes, enjoy, and happy Independence Day


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Please feel free to include any thoughts you may have. Know, however, that kiddos might be reading this, so please keep the adult language to yourself. I know, for me to ask that language is clean is a stretch...