July 4, 2019

Fox News, the blackjack of Rupert Murdoch’s assault on America, recently stated that the three least “patriotic” states were New Jersey, New York, and California, in that order. Ha! My first thought was: come on New York, we can be number one!

The faux patriotism of Fox — with its mendacity, Trump-worship, white nationalism, and blonde spokesmodel chorus praising Il Douche for exactly the things they said were treasonous when done by Obama — is as patriotic as a dog turd on a plastic made-in-China flag.

It’s a god-damned honor to be called unpatriotic by such rank hypocrites.
The Fourth brings up such thoughts. Reactionaries, of course, claim a superficial surfeit of patriotism — the cheap, tinny, mindlessness of flag-waving, white-washed mythology, subservience to militarism. Their grunting ignorance of our complex and often appalling history, their zombie-like chants of “we’re number one” when we are, in so many scandalous measures, not even remotely near number one.*

Samuel Johnson’s “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel” was never more obvious. These corrupt defilers of the Constitution, these venal worshippers of authoritarianism, these grifters, thugs, cretins, scumbags — all claiming to be “patriots”? And the Orange Mussolini himself wanting tanks at his parade? No, sir — to channel Johnson — I say, no sir!Or, in more modern parlance, fuck that!A darkness is upon us. How much darker can it get? Consider these literal dead-enders, who would sooner die grasping their fantasy of whiteness than let “Mexicans or welfare queens” in to the charmed circle.

 

*We’re definitely #1 in “defense” spending. This is an obscenity: the overwhelming majority of discretionary funding goes to the Pentagon and its waste and bloat and complicated machines that don’t actually work all that well. We spend about half a billion on military bands alone, annually. They’re still building aircraft carriers, as if the Battle of Midway was just around the corner! Only now a single aircraft carrier costs $13 billion, in an era of cyber attacks, terrorism, and cruise missiles.

(This local Bald Eagle is courtesy of all those who worked to undo the work of poisoning and killing — work which is now being reversed by these predatory bullshit “patriots” and their myrmidon who vote to poison themselves.)

3 Responses to “July 4, 2019”


  1. 1 Ellen Brys July 4, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Here,here! This expresses my feelings exactly. But you have the talent to write it out.
    I feel we are in pre-revolution days like France. The 1% should be wary of us masses finally turning against them since there are more of us.
    It is all about fear of losing white as the predominating color. Because when white is no longer the majority, the new color will treat them as badly as they did.

    • 2 mthew July 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      This thought reminds me of the males who don’t want daughters because they know how horribly they’ve treated girls and women in their life, and wouldn’t want that for their precious children. Seems to me the point of the golden rule is that one acts on it before-hand, not afterwards.

  2. 3 nature969 July 4, 2019 at 11:25 am

    I’m waiting for Trump’s clock to run out. Motivate everyone you can to vote him out!


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