Sunday, August 27, 2006

Day 14867

Saw a silly little meme I thought I'd take. The results are posted below:

You Are 47% American

America: You don't love it or want to leave it.
But you wouldn't mind giving it an extreme make over.
On the 4th of July, you'll fly a freak flag instead...
And give Uncle Sam a sucker punch!

So, it made me think, "Am I really that displeased with this country?". Well, of course not! I thoroughly enjoy many of the benefits of living here. This and many other meme's are simply over-simplifications to what just isn't very simple. Kapeesh? Kind of like the strategies used for slogans during elections...short catch-phrases that people can remember, but don't really reveal anything important to prospective voters.

So, for the record, here's a little bit more of a glimpse of just how Amurikin I really am:

1) Yes, I tried to leave the U.S. and become a citizen of New Zeeland. I had too few points. So, here I am. Guess the 1st line of the results was not-exactly correct, eh?

2) I suspect that, one day, monetary inequities between the have's and the have not's will cause another civil war in this country. It certainly has been a driving force in other parts of the world. Realistically, I expect to have passed on before this happens.

3) If I were ever elected as President of the U.S., I guarantee I would piss off every single person in the country at least once, probably more. Yeah, that's how many changes I would make! So, I guess that part of my results is correct.

4) On the 4th of July, I fly no flag, U.S. or "freak". I feel incredibily fortunate to have been born and grown up in this country. I also have served in it's military, but I am certainly no hardcore patriot. I care more about the people who work for the military complex than I care about the military itself, or rather those who control the military. So, again, looks like that meme missed again, at least partially.

Well, what can I say? No meme can truly identify my sympathy for some forms of socialism, my appreciation of a balanced budget, my love of sports, the fine arts, and the sound of explosions. Hey, I'm a complex guy!

Quit laughing. Seriously. I know where you live!