USA : Celebrating Our Arrogance
This whole July 4th thing is pretty much out of friggin’ control.
Obviously, honoring Americans that served, and celebrating our back to back world championship (ww1 and ww2) is cool as shit. And the USA does indeed rock. But ain’t this shit just a bit too much?
One in every 7 Americans are on food stamps. Like there is a lot of bad shit going on. Libraries need new books (wait, we all have kindles now, well you get the point!)
Most small towns spend about 10k on fireworks but can’t afford a food pantry in their towns, many large firework displays are in the millions, yet homeless shelters are packed with people even on July 4th.
Look I get it, over 200 years ago we broke away from the Queen and this is the celebration. Well whooptie friggin’ do.
Senseless fireworks and probably a billion dollars worth of 1/2 drank bottled water when millions of people don’t have healthy drinking water in the world.
I watched Joey Chestnut eat over 60 hot dogs. With the “soaking the bun” technique it really is just a gorging contest now and nothing to do with eating Nathan’s hot dogs. But yep, we embrace it when many people don’t know where their next meal will come from. Congrats Americans I guess.
Oh, and then “we camp”. You know rough it. With plug in cords, campfires with wood we didn’t cut or need, packaged food we brought along and those 1/2 bottles of water every where as we eat and drink our way thru the night. One website puts it, we as Americans drink 1500 bottles of water every second. Take that times 100 on July 4th.
I love America, I love those who served and lost it all. I think we are the finest country in the world easily, but we can do better without being such pompous asses, right?
As a “Hunger Games” fan it’s hard not to think we are The Capital more every day. And that’s pretty brutal Americans.
For me, it’s not a “branding” or image thing with other countries. I give two shits if the guy in Liberia hates us. I just think we can do better. And should.
I mean think about it, if in your area the fireworks were canceled due to “the economy” wouldn’t there be a “the world is ending” outcry but if your local charitable organization shut down, who would give a shit?
Anyways, I got to watch Carmelo on the USA basketball team. Oh, see what I mean… this shit is out of control!
ok.. it ain’t all bad. Chicks in usa bikins rock.
Have I changed my ways? Hell no. I’m an arrogant American. And now I’m a whining one too. Boy, that heat must be getting to me. Carry on.