January 24, 2009

PRIDE

Last year I wrote about how I'm not a citizen of the world. Victor Davis Hanson explains why:

Whether Obama is President or McCain had won, no matter; it is still the US, and as a Jacksonian I pretty much pull for America--all the time. I am not a Socratic citizen of the world--given the thugs that rule most of Africa, the creepy places such as Iran or Russia or North Korea, the land of the Lotus-eaters in Europe, or the tribal dictatorships I've seen in the Middle East

His main point is annoyance at how, all of a sudden, a bunch of people are now proud to be Americans again. Like those ridiculous celebrities who pledge to say hi to their neighbors now that Obama is president. Over and over I've seen people on Facebook and in articles say that they can finally stop pretending to be Canadian and be happy to be Americans again. What a douchey thing to say.

I am disappointed that Barack Obama is our president. But the United States is still a way better place to live than anywhere else on the planet. I'm still proud to live here, even though I think Pres. Obama is going to take us further in a direction I don't like and don't want to live in.

I know Europeans who are ashamed of their countries. I know more of them who just simply don't care, who don't know their own anthems, don't wear their own flags, and don't have a single ounce of national pride. I pity them. I wish they knew what it was like to feel what I feel, to be so happy to be a citizen of the greatest country ever conceived.

And for the record, I have never pretended to be Canadian...

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1 I'm finally proud to be an Omerican, but this citizen of the wOrld isn't giving up his fake Canadian passport yet! But the United States is still a way better place to live than anywhere else on the planet. How can you be sure? Even though you've lived in France, Sweden, Germany, and traveled throughout Eurabia, you have yet to taste the paradise of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. I'm keeping my tickets for Pyongyang just in case Palin becomes president. I know Europeans who are ashamed of their countries. I know more of them who just simply don't care, who don't know their own anthems, don't wear their own flags, and don't have a single ounce of national pride. I pity them. I wish they knew what it was like to feel what I feel, to be so happy to be a citizen of the greatest country ever conceived. You won't have to feel sorry for them for much longer. They will know the words of the shahada. They will wear the crescent - and the hijab - with pride. They will be Eurabians. They will be citizens of Allah's nation. Will you envy them?

Posted by: kevin at January 24, 2009 01:31 PM (y3aIN)

2 In the interest of full disclosure I have actually pretended to be Canadian...not out of shame but I have a penchant for exploring the seedier parts of the foreign countries I visit and American's are usually more of a target... I consider it more a deep cover tactic than a reject of my identity... A hotel, gas station or tourist trap? Yup, I'm American...A bar in an alleyway where people are playing Russian Roulette in the backroom? OH CANADA! OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND (which reminds me I really should learn the rest of the words if I'm going to keep up the facade).

Posted by: David at January 25, 2009 04:55 PM (AEMm3)

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