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Originally posted by ANClENT
I'm not ashamed to be american, i'm ashamed of our elected officials/police/military
Originally posted by volafox
I am a German decendant, and I do not consider myself American. I may have been born here, but this fact does not define me. Unfortunately, there is the guilt by association concept. If and when I travel overseas I will conduct myself with comportment, grace, and honor the customs of my surroundings. Not because I am weak, not because I am ashamed to be an american, but because it is the CORRECT way to be in the first place. Of all the failures in this day and age, the concept of protocol and manners has fallen the farthest. Yes, I am ashamed not of myself, but of what image these abhorrent waddling tourists present to the world at large. (no pun intended) The very idea of dressing in clothes that cover the mounds of cellulite seems to never occur to americans who care not a whit that they present a first hand account of gluttony and sloth to foreign lands. Lets not even get into politics. Yes, its frightening, and yes, I will become an expat. I have voted, I have spoken out. And soon, I will leave this steaming pile of drug induced madness for a country I can actually respect.