Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Yes, I know, many of the visitors here are not citizens of the United States of America. And yes, I know, you're very happy about that. And while I can't blame you I can't help where I'm born. Frankly, I enjoy being an American. What we give up in history we make up for with our destructive nature. What we're missing in health care we replace with food stands on every corner that sell burgers that will kill you. We may be ignorant to other cultures but we're ignorant of our own culture as well. We're gun happy, criminal-idolizing, couch potatoes that rather complain than act, rather lose than put forth an effort and are just all around happy if someone else does it.

But we're not all bad. Some of us are intelligent, kind-hearted, caring and giving individuals. We're funny, law abiding, globally-minded people who have contributed the best of our ideas and abilities to aid in bettering the world we live in. Hate our policies, hate our politics, hate our government but don't hate our people. We're not so bad.

With that in mind, if you're not an American, take a second and raise a glass for the country you live in. Be happy with what you have. It's not so bad. It could be better but it could be far worse (void in Iraq). So today, celebrate civilization. We've come a long way, we have a long way to go, but damn, what a ride huh?


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