Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Even I've Been Proud of America

So I’m sure by now you’ve seen or heard about this

when I first heard about it I didn't think it was that big a deal but then I thought about it more and it actually really pissed me off
Good job Michelle it takes your husband getting close to becoming President to get you to be proud of America. Nothing has made you proud of your country, like when you went to Harvard and Princeton and you looked back a few generations to where your ancestors where and where you had come to and though even for a fleeting instance that only in America could this happen?
As for me even though I hate America sometimes to the point of sedition even I as a black transgender socialist I’ve been proud of America ; Like after September 11th when the whole country came together, during AmeriCorps going all over and seeing the amazing things that people can and will do for no real reward, every Olympics hearing the National Anthem, reading stories about soliders who believe in America enough to go and fight and die for it, seeing images of new citizens, people in their 90s whose life long goal was to become United States citizens. I'm proud that for a lot of people even if the reality of America doesn't reach the ideasl there is that ideal of America. And that bloodless exchange of power that happens every 4 or eight years, sure we may take that for granted but look at Kenya for instance.

I believe in America. Being proud of your country doesn't necessarily mean being proud of your government or leaders it also means being proud of those "everyday" people.

or as John Podhoretz points out

Really proud of her country for the first time? Michelle Obama is 44 years old. She has been an adult since 1982. Can it really be there has not been a moment during that time when she felt proud of her country? Forget matters like the victory in the Cold War; how about only things that have made liberals proud — all the accomplishments of inclusion? How about the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991? Or Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s elevation to the Supreme Court? Or Carol Moseley Braun’s election to the Senate in 1998? How about the merely humanitarian, like this country’s startling generosity to the victims of the tsunami? I’m sure commenters can think of hundreds more landmarks of this sort. Didn’t she even get a twinge from, say, the Olympics

Sure especially in the past 8 years America has sucked…but it hasn’t sucked like other countries’ worst 8 years
In fact as much as I hate to admit it and like to think I’m so bored of the U.S.A. and will renounce my citizenship for some socialist paradise I could never do that just because I do have some strange pride in being American. It’s my country right or wrong but I have no problem calling out what I think my country is doing wrong. Love the right and fight to make the wrong become right as well.

My country tis of thee, sweet land of Liberty, of thee we sing
land where my fathers died,land of the pilgrims' pride, from every mountainside let freedom ring.

And with statements like that from Michelle does she really think this barack worship and love in will continue for conservatives and independents many of whom did and still do despise Hillary for her manner. Good luck with that

Are there no patriots left?

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