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  •  Nope, I'm not and have never been proud (1+ / 0-)
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    FogCityJohn

    I'm a Gen X'er, I came of age during the Lewinsky scandal and "it depends on what the meaning of IS is." Thirty years later, those words still burn in my brain.

    Honestly, I will do what I can while here to move the country toward the Left, but I'm saving my pennies now to expatriate to some country where I don't HAVE to feel any nationalist pride at all. I'm sick of nationalism. My life was one war after another, one military skirmish after another, draconian treatments upheld by the supreme court about gay marriage and social justice for immigrants and African-Americans, laws to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer, with the divide more stark than ever between each, Iraq, Afghanistan, cluster bombs, unmanned drones, and children dying. Too much military escalation in Iran but never enough concern for Rwanda, for Uganda, for Cote d'Ivoire.

    I grow weary of this.

    I pay 1/4 of the paltry monthly sum I make to fund it.

    I wish to stop doing that. So I plan to leave in the future. My heart isn't hear because I can't make a good case for the benefits of our nation as it is, compared with most other nations of comparable ilk.

    Also, our radio stations suck.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:55:26 PM PDT

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