Aug 14, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
If so, why?
And if not, why?
And if not, why?
pazzy saidas a born and raised american, i do know that my country doesn't love me because i'm black and gay.At least I still love you for your body. Too bad about the black and gay thing, though. Have you tried praying the black and gay away?
Saguaromatic saidI'll take the unpopular view and confess that I'm definitely a patriot. Maybe it's that I'm from a pretty patriotic family, or maybe it's that I live in DC. But I am very proud of our heritage and culture, even with all its faults.
My answer is Yes. No fucking qualifiers needed (except for white Liberals: "SUCK MY BALLS"), and no cloying pansy-ass tearful wishes for "social justice" (which is a false, pernicious, and corrosive notion in any case).
kalikomua saidI spent most my life in the United States, but recently became a (dual) citizen of Australia. I still feel like there are many things about America which have made it great (industriousness, the peacekeeping aspect of our military, the innovation, our ideas about rights and freedoms (when not used as a weapon against minorities) but, socioeconomically, I think the US has a lot to learn. The minimum wage here is $19/hr hour, four weeks of vacation leave is nearly universal in most jobs and healthcare(Medicare) is available to anyone who needs it. These things have a HUGE impact on the quality of life for everyday Australians, and there is a sense of "mateship" between Aussies you don't see much anymore with individualistic Americans. I definitely feel like I have the best of both worlds, but no matter where I go, I always miss something. ;)