AMERICA IS GREAT!!!
Rampant corporatism, racism, homophobia, duplicitous government agencies, corrupt politicians, hyper-partisanship, a clearly slanted media and just about every kind of idiocy to appeal to the lowest common denominator and the cherry on top? A sociopathic maniac as POTUS—What’s not to like?
Well if we are the sum of our parts, then keep in mind this is your home, as of yet you can move about freely, get into pointless augments online (see POTUS), flip the bird at our elected officials ( despite the efforts of Neoliberal Democrats ) then there’s the immutable ( only if we DEFEND them) attributes of the nation’s natural beauty, the spirit that defines us (for better or worse) our families, friends and communities–these are still worth believing in and fighting for.
America is not perfect, it never was. We are going through a dark period–that if you define it as such only because of Donald Trump then you just don’t get it– but it’s not the first time, we can use our collective will to fix things. If there’s GREATNESS to America it’s that we refuse give-up to give-in to the lesser minds, the cruel hearts that offer the status quo as “resistance” we fight back. So today burn some burgers or veggie burgers ( they’re a thing come-on now), have a Maine seafood boil, grill some longhorn style ribeye steaks or whatever tradition you follow on this holiday; because come tomorrow what’s wrong will still be with us and the struggle continues.
I started this post with the bold statement, “AMERICA IS GREAT” so it is incumbent on me to prove it—I give you this:
That’s right AMERICA baby! We have the largest rubber band ball in the world–suck it rest of the world!