Hey America, Hey America
I get accused of being 'anti-American' often on ATS. It seem's that because I dare voice any criticism of the American Government and it's
cheerleader's I am labelled 'Anti-American'. This is not the case at all. Being from Australia I have grown up being force fed your pop-culture. I
cant help but to have a soft spot for you guy's. No matter how hard I rage against it.
One of my first memories was putting together a Red Baron model airplane with my Dad(pretty sure he did most of the work since I was like 2/3)but
after that it was pretty much America. My pet cat was called Spiderman. I used to watch shows with my Dad like The Hulk,Chip's,Dukes Of Hazard.All
this before we moved from Sydney , I was three when we moved.
Then I was playing with StarWars guys and He-Man.Marvel/DC,Watching American cartoon's. American children's movie's ,Watching The Wonderful World Of
Disney. Watching WWF (had a toy ring and every guy) Watched the Hulkster fight against King Kong Bundy and Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania(The Macho
Man was my favourite) Next it was 80's sitcom's. I liked Family Ties,The A-Team,Night Rider,Charles In Charge, Different Strokes,Doogie Howser,The
Cosby Show,Saved By The Bell,Perfect Stranger's,The Wonder Year's, Webster,Growing Pain's,The Golden Girl's
...........I could go
I liked movies like Back To The Future, Rocky 2,3,4, Arnie(he is American) with The Running Man,Terminator,Commando.I liked Police Academy,
Spaceball's, Gremlin's,Ghost Buster's,Friday the 13th's,Nightmare On Elm Streets,Chucky......and a million more.
i was a teen when Micheal Jordan ruled the world. I wore Air Jordan's,Air Force,The Cons with the massive toungue,(I hated Reebok,Shaq could even get
me to buy a pair). Would sit up and watch NBA final's late at night(remember New York vs Houston? Poor Patrick) I used to like the Spur's. I played
NBA JAM, a million American Video Games.
It's not like I havent had a slight influence from England, we get their stuff too but it dropped off when I was a kid. The generation before me
watched more British stuff than American.( 'American crap' seemed to be a popular term with my parents and friend's parent's) And its not like
Australia doesnt have their own stuff. But by far the biggest influence on me growing up was American Pop culture. Metallica, Gun's And Roses,
Nirvana,Pearl Jam,Rage Against the Machine,Soundgarden,Stone Temple Pilots..........million more.
My whole life I have been flooded and filled with American Pop Culture. I almost cant help to have a soft spot for American's. I couldnt hate America
if I tried. But I find it easy to hate your Government and its cheerleader's. To hate the complicit and the passive. For many many reason's. I wont go
into them because this is supposed to be a pro-America thread but I think most people see American's as kind of like the Emperor from the story The
Emperor's New Clothes.Its almost as if the TV tell's you guy's that everything is great,America is still 'the greatest country in the world' and you
guy's just blindly believe this lie (not all).
So I urge American's to stop blocking your ear's. Take the negativity on board because its not coming from nowhere. Nobody is jealous of America. We
pity you. You poor soul's of 'the land of opportunity', you chaser's of 'the American dream'. We are trying to warn you. To give you a sense of
urgency. You all need a sense of urgency. You all need to acknowledge that Rome is burning. You need to wake up. We are trying to wake you. Maybe from
the inside you cant see it but if you were outside looking in it would be crystal clear. I saw a doco on the History Channel a few year's ago that had
nazi prisoner's captured by the Russian's. Many of the prisoner's were still Hitler fanatic's despite the fact that he had obviously failed. The
Russian's looked at the with shock and pity. How could they still be worshipping Hitler? He had failed. Germany was done. Please dont end up like
those guy's. Fix your country. If not for yourselves,fix it for the rest of us. Your country affect's us all. Dont bring us all down with you. I want
you all to be able to chant USA USA USA without it seeming absurd.
Rome burn's while you sleep.
edit on 15-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)