Thursday, October 21, 2004
Plus, there is a fine line between patriotism and nationalism. We are getting dangerously close to the kind of paranoid nationalism seen in the McCarthy era, IMHO!
Maybe I am risking future deportation to a right wing gulag to suggest the following: Bring back Take Me Out to the Ballgame! To me this seems more American than feeling like you have to stand up for two nationalistic anthems at a ball game to be considered a loyal American! After all isn't what America is about more about freedom than flag saluting?
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I remember the early sixties movie The Ugly American it was about how American's, and our government, are self centered and only concerned about our own wealth, even if it causes the suffering of others. When I see a Hummer I think of the Ugly American. Here is a driver, squandering an obscene amount of resources driving a military vehicle that is an offensive weapon that is so big it is dangerous to drive and designed in such a way that it will likely kill anybody in any vehicle it hits. In my opinion these are vehicles for road pigs and are the embodiment of being an ugly American. When I saw this Hummer in 4 spots, I had to photograph it!