We the People! You’re doing it wrong…


Apparently, we should be taking our cues from North Korea and Afghanistan. At least according to the latest ridiculous re-post going around on Facebook. So much is wrong with this statement that I’m having a hard time articulating my thoughts since I’m shaking my damn head so freaking HARD! And I’m not even talking about the factual errors contained in the post.

“If you cross the N. Korean border illegally, you get 12 yrs. hard labor. If you cross the Afghanistan border illegally, you get shot. If you cross the U.S. border illegally you get a job, a driver’s license, food stamps, a place to live, health care, housing & child benefits, education, & tax free business for 7 yrs. No wonder we are a country in debt. Re-post if you agree ♥”

Perhaps someone can explain to me when, exactly, We the People decided we should look to third-world nations run by and for thugs (and I don’t mean Cheney) as a fucking beacon that should inform the policies of the USA? Seriously people, North Korea? Afghanistan? These are the countries that WE should be looking to? Are you FUCKING kidding me?

We are the shining beacon in the world. We set the standard that all others should aspire to! We are the land of opportunity. An example of all that can be accomplished when you choose the rule of law and not religion as the basis for a society.

We the People!

Not crazy Kim Jong Il.

We the People!

Not the freaking Taliban.

We the People!

The fucking People.

Of the United States.

As in America.

Yeah, remember that next time you think it could possibly be in the best interest of the world that We the People follow a backwater communist nut-job or a backwater religious patriarchy filled with zealots and religious intolerance.

You can fool yourself into thinking that it’s harmless. But it’s not. Actions have consequences. This kind of bullshit masquerading as Patriotism is dangerous. It relies on the inconsequential. It relies on repetition to propagate ugly, disgusting lies. It undermines democracy because it relies on fear and half-truths. It’s an abomination and it needs to be called out every time it shows up.

It is the antithesis of Patriotism.

Happy 4th!

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