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Thank You America!

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 02:45 PM
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Pro-American music videos aren't unheard of, but they certainly get lost in the usual mix of obnoxious melodically-challenged knuckleheads and the softcore porn. I'm not sure why anyone would call this piece "corny," except that for some of those who reside within our borders, acknowledging the debt owed to their nation and heritage is, well, challenging.

This should be a discussion of the matter of expressions of patriotism in the media and elsewhere and why some are uncomfortable with such.


Thank You America!

Edit: Fixed link.




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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 02:52 PM
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won't show the vid? apparently unavailable.



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 02:57 PM
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It works for me. See if you can access it here:


Thank You America

Or here:

Thank You America

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 03:01 PM
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I can't see it either, because I have a Mac and it's not supported by MSN video.

Is this the commercial paid for by the Kurds? I saw that already on TV...



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 03:02 PM
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Started working again.. not sure what happened there.

it was a very pro USA patriotic video.



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 03:06 PM
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I changed the link to run from my blog. That should work or you can probably get it from here:

video.msn.com...



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 04:35 PM
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I liked it

Thanks Grady



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This should be a discussion of the matter of expressions of patriotism in the media and elsewhere and why some are uncomfortable with such.


I can only speak for myself. And I have nothing against expressions of patriotism in the media and anywhere else, for that matter, if one wishes to do so. I think the problem comes in people's differences of opinion as to what 'patriotism' is and what events signify patriotism.

In that video, I saw certain things that I'm proud of America for and certain things that I'm ashamed of America for and certain things that I don't feel can be attributed to 'America'. So the overall feeling I get about the video is less-than-completely-positive. For example, anyone who is against the war in Iraq, wouldn't consider the Iraq bombing scene something to be particularly proud of or feel patriotic about.

(Speaking of 'America' as the USA, which is incorrect, but I'm going with the terminology on the video.)

I think many people also think of films like that as 'schmaltzy' or cheap sentimentality (hence 'corny'). Some people (my mother-in-law for example) are just really turned off by that, regardless of the subject.

So there are 2 reasons I can think of right off the bat, that some don't like that sort of thing. I thought the tune and guitar were pretty good, though.



posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I can only speak for myself. And I have nothing against expressions of patriotism in the media and anywhere else, for that matter, if one wishes to do so. I think the problem comes in people's differences of opinion as to what 'patriotism' is and what events signify patriotism.

In that video, I saw certain things that I'm proud of America for and certain things that I'm ashamed of America for and certain things that I don't feel can be attributed to 'America'. So the overall feeling I get about the video is less-than-completely-positive. For example, anyone who is against the war in Iraq, wouldn't consider the Iraq bombing scene something to be particularly proud of or feel patriotic about.


I couldn't agree more, BH. I too have no problem with expressions of patriotism, but I think this video misses the mark on a few fronts. First, to visually equate WWII with the Afgan and Iraq wars is somewhat insulting. Moreover, I find it odd that Tillman's image would be used, considering the circumstances of his death and the confusion surrounding his presumed feeling about the war.

I can think of many things to thank America for in the past 200 years, but find very little of that tradition exemplified in the last four.

I'll pass on this self-serving propaganda...


Any bets it gets used by the GOP convention in '08?



posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 08:46 AM
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I didnt watch the vid. Having problems .

But is it anything like this?

I laughed my arse off while watching that, then I realised it was serious.


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posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 02:56 PM
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The music, vocal performance and video composition are all poor and have more to do with jingoism than patriotism.
The use of Saddam and Pat Tillman's images, among others, was a blatant revisionist "paint a rosy face on massive clusterF" move, as well as being a comedy of inaccuracy.

"Born in the USA" works for me in that category.



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