reply to post by Grimpachi
Being an American has nothing to do with subscribing to any particular politico-philosophical values. The most fundamental of American values of
today, and many even of past, have been completely discredited in my eyes and are held dear only by the foolish and wishful-thinkers. To me being an
American is of blood and soil. Have you the blood that made up the American stock from which our founders had sprang forth? Do you love the land and
the fruits it yields? Would you be willing to cry tears of blood for its defense against those seeking to defile it? I have rejoiced in approving of
each. For I do not fight for values, I would not take up a gun to defend some abstract principle - I would take up arms in defense of America for it
has given my the blood which flows through my veins.
I do not fight for values, my friend, for I would fight for America even if we were a Communist nation. True values, the ones that really matter, are
not to be found written upon documents or preached in political debates; they exist in the transcendental realm. To me, that is an American.
edit on 6/24/2012 by Misoir because: (no reason given)