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The Banal Patriot

I saw this chair at a local store and had to rant about it to someone, lucky you. I won't post my full rant here, but crap like this reduces patriotism to product. It's obscene. When patriotism is something that you buy and sell, something you wear, sit on, or get your burger in, it robs the power of the symbol. It no longer means anything other than brand identification. And when all it means is brand identification, all one has to do to be a patriot is to purchase the right things.


Pandering to our new found patriotism.

oh man that would be perfect for my UN themed barbeque, now I just need some for all the other countries.

There is a new price on freedom, so buy into it while supplies last.
Changes need to be made;
No more curbside baggage,
Seven pm curfew,
Racial profiling will continue with less bitching.
We've unified over who to kill, so until I find more relevant scripture to quote,
Remember, our god is bigger, stronger, smarter, and much wealthier.
So wave those flags with pride, especially the white part.
-Makeshift Patroit Lyrics
Artist(Band):Sage Francis

ugh...i think i just lost what appetite i had...

freedom isnt free ya know...did you get a look at how much some rube would have to pay to sit his bud swillin ass on a chair like that?

My next question would be...is it unpatriotic to fart while you're sitting in a chair like that...or are you required to stand up when you let one go?

one night around a campfire i drunkely plowed over one of those monstrosities. i wanted to throw it in the fire but it was my friends parents. i "think" i wrecked it good.

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