|5 May 2003 @ 08:40, by Andy Lehman|
Well, I'm 21 now. Here’s my birthday thought of the day: one of the best indicators that a president should be criticized, questioned, insulted, covered in rotten fruits and veggies and impeached, is when, during his presidency, there are an increasing number of people who pop up and tell you not to criticize the president; to shut up and “unite” behind the leader and the country. That is a sure sign that there is something seriously wrong with what's going on.
If people have to resort to the old "shut up and take your medicine and wave your pretty flag around in a display of devoted nationalism, or else you are a traitor" line, they've got completely perverted ideas of "unity" and "loyalty". When they do that, it’s a pretty good sign that the thing they’re yapping at everyone to be loyal to and unite around isn’t worth the air they’re wasting telling you to be loyal to it. Okay America, good old US of A, you got that? That sort of thing seems to be happening a lot around here, and I just wanted to make this point clear . A concern that I needed to address, you might say. It seems that things like this need to be made CRYSTAL clear these days, because the political, intellectual and moral climates in this country are downright creepy.