America is awesome. When you trot out this (bleeping) sentimental warmed-over brainless hateful crap, you are seriously disconnecting yourself from America and why it's great. It's like Hallmark cards: the opposite of caring. You cannot let somebody else tell you what your heart says. Just by singing this song, the Colonel is saying that she hates America. The real America that is made with blood and bravery and strength and love, the real America that demands that you draw your circle as wide as you can and spend every day serving it with your hands, that goes right out the (bleeping) window when you pass the buck to some stupid (bleeping) song like this. And you know who eats it up, because it's always the same (bleeping) people that eat this vomit, are the people who are too lazy to think about America or love her in the first place. I hate this (bleeping) song, I hate this stupid girl, and I hate that this is happening, because my whole theory about how this show reflects the wider culture cuts both ways and I don't want to think about that. These are our people and they deserve to be loved, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let anybody tell me that this is the best that we can be. We are more than this.
Let's review: "It's like Hallmark cards: the opposite of caring. You cannot let somebody else tell you what your heart says." What? What kind of anti-sentimental horsehockey is that? That's exactly why you pick out the right card. Why else do women spend a half-hour standing in my way in the Walgreens aisle looking for one card?
"Just by singing this song, the Colonel is saying that she hates America." He knows that isn't true, but it makes him feel better about the gritty anti-American views he holds. Because only people who write papers about how the U.S. is racist and imperialist can love it? That's like saying that because I refuse on moral grounds (and good taste) to watch "The L-Word," only I can appreciate its impact on television.
This is the sentence that sells it, because it makes no sense whatsoever: "The real America that is made with blood and bravery and strength and love, the real America that demands that you draw your circle as wide as you can and spend every day serving it with your hands, that goes right out the (bleeping) window when you pass the buck to some stupid (bleeping) song like this."
Sorry, I got dizzy there re-reading that. I was drawing a circle in my mind and looking out the window and thinking of rainbows and unicorns and blacked out for a minute.
We know "God Bless the USA" is sentimental and gooey, but it's anything but "hateful." When Lee Greenwood sings it on Independence Day we sing it proudly and get chills. We're not afraid to say that America is the greatest country, and love it unconditionally. There are no "God damn America" excuses.
These kinds of leftists may preach love individually but hate Americans in general and feel superior to our pop culture. This dude's America is "Crash" and "Born on the Fourth of July." He can't believe that anyone would hold opposing views and instead of trying to convince them of their view just makes fun of opponents as dumb hicks and naive bigots. Like how I make fun of my political opponents as commies and tree-huggers while watching "Zoolander."
Here's an idea. Stay in your little SoHo apartment and watch the latest gritty film on the Sundance Channel about two boys who fall in love with each other while traveling in Norway, while complaining that none of the mainstream idiots support indie films, and the rest of us can enjoy warmed-over entertaining goo like "Idol."
UPDATE 11:35 p.m. - Here is why the recapper feels out of touch with Americans and especially his fellow youth, he's the one out of step:
WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) — Young Americans have a reverence for national institutions, traditions and family values, a U.S. survey indicates.
A survey of so-called "millennials" — those between 21 and 29 — revealed the group overwhelmingly said they support monogamy, marriage, the U.S. Constitution and the military, The Washington Times reported Sunday.
"We were completely surprised. There has been a faulty portrayal of millennials by the media — television, films, news, blogs, everything. These people are not the self-entitled, coddled slackers they're made out to be. Misnomers and myths about them are all over the place," said Ann Mack, who directed the survey.