Yesterday I showed my patriotism with my actions when I shoved a woman to the ground in yesterday's post . (Please reserve your opinions of that action until you've read that post.)
Today, I want to show my patriotism with my words.
Before I use my own words, I want to share some words I borrowed from Mushy over at The Silverbacks.
Obama the PatriotLike Mushy, I was speechless, but for only the amount of time it took for my blood to reach the boiling point.
'LT. Bill Ginn' USAF, retired, as stated:
Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this could possibly be our next president. I, for one, am speechless.
Let's Teach The World About This Idiot!
Bear with me as I attempt to break down that "gem" of a response:
◊ "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides."
Taking sides? You're an American. You're already on a side! You are an American citizen, aren't you? Has anyone ever thought to verify the authenticity of your birth certificate? Someone should get on that right away!◊ "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression."
There a lot of people in the world who eat dog meat. There are a lot of oppressed people in the world who have been brain-washed to think it is acceptable to kill innocent people with suicide bombers. There are a lot of people in the world who would be executed for making such a stupid statement.◊ "And the anthem itself conveys a warlike message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all."
Well yes, Fort Sumter was being attacked and through it all the flag was still standing. You did take history in school, didn't you? Were you paying attention, or were you reading "Arabian Nights?"◊ "It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose."
parochial, adj. restricted to a small area or scope; narrow; limited; provincial◊ "I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it."
bellicose, adj. of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike
Of course the anthem is parochial, numb nuts. It was written for a nation called The United States of America. Yes, it is bellicose. It was written for a nation willing to fight for its right to exist as a free country. I suppose you'd also prefer something less patriotic too.
May I offer you a couple more words to add to your vocabulary? Try these on for size: loyal and patriotic.
You might, might you?
I am not totally convinced that "I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing" is on your iPod. Surely you can come up with a better anthem than that! Let me help.
Perhaps more to your liking you'd opt for one of these choices: "Midnight at the Oasis," or "Rock the Casbah." Wait! I got it ... "Ahab the Arab."
Barry ... Barry ... Barry ... You're a real Yankee Doodle
Do you like word association tests?
You are extinguishing your own flames. You've met the enemy ... And he is you!
Patriotism - The White House
Treason - The Big House