They're as phony as a three dollar bill. Hadn't heard that phrase in a while. I think it fits here. Nov. 29/09


I know an old  dude who’s been in this country for over 40 years. He says he loves the country where he was born, but that he also adores the US to which he often refers as “this land of freedom that has so generously received us.”

I think this guy’s an asshole. He’s lived here for forty years but I don’t really think he knows much about the US or that he loves this country.

For one thing, he never bothered to learn English. He’s always bitching and moaning about undocumented immigrants from other Latin American countries. He says they’re ruining the US. He says that if it were up to him, he would round them up and kick them out. He also hates Blacks. He would send them back to Africa, he says. Yet he’s so arrogant and stupid that, after four decades in this country he has been unable or unwilling to learn the language of common usage. He knows very little about the US., its history, its traditions. In my opinion, most of those undocumented immigrants he despises are definitely better Americans that he is. Most of them are decent,  hard working people who came here with dreams. Most of them are grateful for being here.

This other idiot is a hater. A stupid, intolerant asshole who does not know or really care anything about US history, literature, customs or anything having to do with the best of this country’s ideals and principles.

This guy’s son grew up in this country. They, too, claim they love the US. They speak good English, but they were draft dodgers during the Vietnam War. At least that’s what I think they are. Somehow they managed to avoid military service when it was compulsory. They’re the type of patriots who believe that someone else and some else’s kids should fight the wars while they stay home and make money.

And that money making part doesn’t seem to be all that legit.



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