Wednesday, June 4, 2014

American Exceptionalism is really American Hypocrisy

After listening to the news around the prisoner exchange with the Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl, I have come to the conclusion that so many people are just so full of it. Seriously, totally, completely, and utterly. Full. Of. Shit.

We talk about supporting the troops and yet, when we rescue a POW, suddenly we're pissed because it should matter whether the guy was allegedly a deserter or not. As if it's okay to leave our people behind if we don't like them. (Although, honestly, I can't blame the guy if he did desert. Our war in Afghanistan was a pretty terrible piece of work. We're not exactly a bastion of freedom, liberty, and justice for all over there.)

And, funny enough, this hypocrisy is coming from the Right, from the very people who supposedly are the biggest supporters of the troops. Which is equally ironic given the recent VA scandal that was really caused by the GOP refusing to fund the VA after our troops got back from a pointless war that the GOP paid on an already maxed-out credit-card.

Welcome to the effing Monkey House, where American Exceptionalism becomes American Hypocrisy. We pretend we care about the troops, but, in reality, we don't give a damn rat's ass about 'em except to spew vitriol their way if they interfere with our comfortable narrative of ignorant bliss. We like to think we're the best but we're honestly among the worst, especially right now.

Sorry not sorry: but the other important factor is also that far too many people hate Pres. Obama simply because, no reasons required, and will get angry any anything he does no matter what. And why is that? There are a few reasons: racism, nativism, radical ignorance, and plain stupidity.

But it all comes down to one simple fact -- people refuse to take fucking responsibility for the problems in this country. Whether those people are in Congress, in Texas, or in California. We think we're special and throw tantrums when things don't go our way, making excuses and half-truths to mend those hurt fee-fees and assuage our guilty conscience, because we're too big of effing cowards to admit that we're not special and reality isn't gonna bend to our national narcissistic personality disorder.


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