‘’Merica. Fuck, yeah. God bless.’

Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

By Tamara Enz
Cynicism and sarcasm toward my country and its future are hard for me to get around these days; sometimes I trip over them in unexpected ways. This was clear recently when two European friends and I spent a month traveling together in the American West. We discussed the current state of America — the political climate, the gutting of national healthcare, the disenfranchised majority, the “love it or leave it” attitude, the obvious homeless populations, and the nation’s vast resources.

american-flag-pictures-1At some point, one of my friends, in his extroverted and exuberant way, began saying, “’Merica! Fuck, yeah. God bless.” I was amused, of course. This epitomizes what is both great and not so great about America.

I was somewhat annoyed by this antic. It was perplexing. Although I’m not patriotic, being an American citizen has brought many advantages for which I am grateful — among them…

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