posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 03:33 AM
Too often recently, though, your natural affinity for all things American hasn't come across as a love of country. Instead the impression is given of
hubris, not pride. Indeed it's more than an impression, it's a bold truth. Yours is the current imperial power and your citizens regard others from
a lofty height. You see it writ large on this forum day in, day out.
Arrogance, snobbishness, haughtiness, delusional, often exaggerating your own abilities whilst simultaneously underestimating the strength and
virtues of others ... that's what defines the modern American ... not some kindly paternalistic figure with an innocent pride in his own washed car,
his white picket fence and his freshly mown lawn.
All imperial power passes ; the question is what you leave behind. Unfortunately Old Glory fridge magnets aren't much of a legacy.