Saturday, May 28, 2011

Country Behind a Mask

I don’t know what my country is anymore.
I still know some of the people, intelligent folks who’ve resisted the quixotic temptations offered by competing brands of simplistic political rhetoric, but I no longer recognize my government.
I’m sure the myth I swallowed during my youthful indoctrination of American Exceptionalism was verging towards complete rot by the time I hit kindergarten, but I bought the fable and believed it with all of my heart for most of my life

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