Tag Archives: Patriotism

Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

Bobby raised his hand and asked his teacher, Mrs. Miller, ‘Is God the same as the sun?’ By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 10, 2017 It was an unusual year, 1954. The U.S. Supreme Court held … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Nineteen fifty-four: A fable

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Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen performs earlier this year with the E Street Band at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images.Bring on your wrecking ball:The politics of Bruce Springsteen Springsteen’s patriotism is a central … finish reading Huw Beynon and Steve Davies : Bruce Springsteen Brings on the Wrecking Ball

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Jim Rigby : The Flag by the Pulpit

Image from encountering love.The flag by the pulpit What does it mean when we tell preachers not to be political, but place a flag by the pulpit as though the flag were not itself a political statement? By Jim Rigby … finish reading Jim Rigby : The Flag by the Pulpit

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow: A Declaration of Independence from Corporate Domination

A Declaration of Independencefrom Corporate Domination By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / July 4, 2011 We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men and women are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow: A Declaration of Independence from Corporate Domination

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Robert Jensen : ‘Greatest Nation’ Rhetoric Comes Roaring Back

The burden of being exceptional. Captain America graphic from Statue Marvels.American exceptionalism:‘Greatest nation’ rhetoric roars back By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2011 My greatness as a writer is simply a fact. You don’t agree? Well, … finish reading Robert Jensen : ‘Greatest Nation’ Rhetoric Comes Roaring Back

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David McReynolds : Remembering December 7, 1941

Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Photo from Naval Historical Center.Remembering December 7th:The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor I know that on Monday, when I went to Junior High School, I felt special pride as I saluted the flag. Any … finish reading David McReynolds : Remembering December 7, 1941

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Marc Estrin : Our Unsingable National Anthem

Bombs bursting in air…Oh say can you sing? By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 Oh, say can you see? o sa cn u c? When did we have to stand and sing this at hockey … finish reading Marc Estrin : Our Unsingable National Anthem

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POETRY : True Homeland

Wubbzy in the style of Picasso / Frank Rocco. Welcome to the USA Patriarch Actwith its spying and break-insup its sleeve behind your backwith eavesdropping that’s a crackdownwith character attacks and panic attacksOh damn I’m indicted with fictionthough my sentence … finish reading POETRY : True Homeland

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Time to Get Over the American Superiority Complex

Why I’m Not PatrioticBy Matthew Rothschild / July 2, 2008 (In memory of George Carlin.) It’s July 4th again, a day of near-compulsory flag-waving and nation-worshipping. Count me out. Spare me the puerile parades. Don’t play that martial music, white … finish reading Time to Get Over the American Superiority Complex

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Reborn on the Fourth of July or Patriotism Once More Revisited

Fading GloryOn Patriotism.[revised annually on the 4th of July]By David Hamilton / The Rag Blog / July 4, 2008 Defending the patriotism of America’s internal critics is a time honored ritual, necessary because the warmongers invariably call it into question. … finish reading Reborn on the Fourth of July or Patriotism Once More Revisited

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I Have Added My Signature : Will You ??

A Declaration Of Independence From The Government Of The USABy Anonymous Through my signature below I hereby withdraw my consent to be ruled by the organization that has called itself the Government of the United States of America. A government … finish reading I Have Added My Signature : Will You ??

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A Little Kick-Ass, Unpoetic Poem from Juan Cole

Photo: Jackie BlightYour Fourth of July and My Fourth of JulyBy Juan Cole / July 4, 2008 Your Fourth of July is blood for oil. My Fourth of July is the pure sunbeam of peace. Yours is the imperial presidency … finish reading A Little Kick-Ass, Unpoetic Poem from Juan Cole

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