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Sep. 15th, 2001

I have yet to meet a true blue american racist (hates everyone who isn't their own race) who isn't also patriotic as all hell.

And I have yet to meet a patriot who can really tell me why (and defend their reasons why) this country is just so god awfully great.

There's been a run on american flags.
Manufacturers can't keep up.
I personally took 32 calls today asking when our shipment of flags would come in..

IT IS A PIECE OF CLOTH.
just a piece of cloth.
that's it.

an *UGLY* piece of cloth.

It proves NOTHING .. it says NOTHING... it's a piece of cloth that you people will scurry out and buy so that you can feel some sort of connection to this country that, when it comes right down to it, you don't give a FUCK about.

It's pathetic.. and it seems like everyone is all of a sudden born on the fourth of fucking july and happy shiny faced at the waving flags and feeling very yankee doodle dandy.
What a crock of bullshit.

Be upset.
Donate blood.
Donate platelets.
Offer support to the bereaved.
Offer support to the teams still digging through the debris.

But covering your house in flags (that last week you didn't give a damn about) in some sort of show of solidarity only makes you out as an idiot.


just.... GRRRRRRRRRRRR

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ad_usque
Sep. 16th, 2001 09:53 am (UTC)
thank you america! i have not had a better week politically than this. god fucks america again.
maddening
Sep. 16th, 2001 05:36 pm (UTC)
Actually it's usually america that does the fucking.
ad_usque
Sep. 16th, 2001 06:18 pm (UTC)
the only thing america will be doing for a long time is digging graves. I love you too. Kiss
AU
fatblakdog
Sep. 16th, 2001 10:54 pm (UTC)
aiee carumba
hey i donate platlets for an entirely different reason. You don't have to be patriotic to care about people.

-the Joe
maddening
Sep. 17th, 2001 05:19 am (UTC)
Re: aiee carumba
I never said you had to be patriotic to care about people.
In fact, I pretty strongly implied that the ones running around trying to seem more patriotic than thou were the ones who *didn't* really care.
fatblakdog
Sep. 17th, 2001 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: aiee carumba
Sorry Joe was drunk no thinky straight at the time.
scubast3
Sep. 17th, 2001 12:46 am (UTC)
sort of like the people that are all of a sudden friends with the kid that died in your high school, right?

but at the same time-- it is a time of national stress-- publicly exhibiting "pride" (although i'll give it to you-- there are definitely some artificial examples of said "pride") sort of makes sense, right? they want to show that they support america-- but i dont' really think it makes sense to BUY lots of flags in order to show this-- why not donate the money? but i do think it makes sense to put the flags up that you already have.

scuba.
maddening
Sep. 17th, 2001 05:22 am (UTC)
Because the people who absolutely *need* a flag right now need it so that they can point to it as their contribution.
Nation in crisis.
Earth shaking terrorist act.
Thousands dead.
Where is your support?!
And they can point to the flag that they got at K mart for $1.49, and feel like they have fulfilled their moral and civic duty.

frobisher
Sep. 19th, 2001 06:53 am (UTC)
Damn, but civic duty is cheap nowadays... I should stock up...
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