There are several things I love about our American Culture these days:
– Art: Some of the traditionalists will disagree, but i think we’re a pretty creative people.
– Generosity: We more charitable than the materialism preacher thinks.
– Sports: I love the capitalistic competitive nature that burns within us.
– High Definition: We’re always making ‘things’ better.
However, there are some defects in the America way.
Today, I want to single one of them out: A Deficiency in National Pride.
Just about everyone on planet Earth has scene the video footage of an Arab Journalist throwing his shoes at President Bush. Since there was no physical harm done to the President – it has become somewhat comical. Everyone in the comedy realm is having some fun with it. That doesn’t bother me too much.
What, however, is disturbing to me is the empathy that many Americans are showing for the man who displayed such remarkable disrespect OUR President.
Here is my issue: I don’t care if you are in the 85% or whatever number that CNN says hates George W. Bush, or if you are a supporter of his – He is OUR American President, and applauding an Iraqi journalist for dissing OUR President to me is simply idiotic. You can disagree fundamentally with the War in Iraq, or whatever other Bush policy is out there, but have enough pride in your country, and that means expecting recently liberated Iraqi journalists to show your President some decency and respect.
So to you Mr.Blogger, Facebook Headliner, News Editor, and other fellow Americans: Have some pride…you know the kind you have for your favorite sports team…have it for you country.