To preserve an individual’s
within the USA,
in a secular Constitution
must trump that of
is quintessential arrogance.
A clarion call from deep within
Conservative Orange County, CA:
"Return this flag !!!
It belongs to everyone.
Otherwise . . .
It is meaningless."
--Brunardot, July 4, 2004
current George W. Bush administration has elevated Amerigance (American
arrogance) to a new level.
Amerigance is often confusingly defined by those that perpetrate it, and
their seldom aware followers, as a form of patriotism .
In fact, super
or ultra patriotism; often described as "in-your-face" flag
waving, and other excessive symbolism;
"knee-jerk" support, such as, "mindless" pledging and cheering.
Amerigance is now driving the national policies of the United States of America
and this has resulted in much worldwide condemnation and, often, visceral hatred
for much that our flag has now come to symbolize.
Many persons now view the American flag as a symbol of neo-conservatism,
religious fundamentalism, and cultural intolerance. Such are the
fruits from the sins of Amerigance.
These unsustainable, saliently evil, policies can be
mitigated , . . but, not until the devastating effects of Amerigance is
better understood by those that unwittingly practice it.
The prisoner-of-war, "enemy combatant," abuse scandal is symptomatic of
something more damaging than the worldwide credibility and moral high
ground of the United States of America. The scandal is an
acute manifestation of a chronic condition that is metastasizing to the
detriment of all known life; such is Amerigance and its consequences.
Republican party has threatened the principles of the Constitution
of the United States of America, the
Declaration of Independence, and the
Bill of Rights by giving us leaders
that have supported McCarthyism, Watergate, and now
. . . acute Amerigance. However, the root causes and fault of Amerigance lie beyond those
persons that have capitalized upon its exploitation.
of the American tragedies of McCarthyism, Watergate, and Amerigance have exacerbated national wars that have been
physically cruel, while being financially costly
for those, at the time, that are . . . yet to be born.
All three tragedies are firmly rooted in
xenophobic arrogance of a few American leaders; and, most saliently, many
“overly-patriotic,” unthinking, followers that are all too easily
manipulated to agendas of those that have overtly encouraged and covertly sown Amerigance for the benefit of a select class.
Xenophobia, a strong component of Amerigance, is a particular
affectation of many Americans, where it is noticeable as a belief that
one is better than other persons because of the "accident" of where one
is born without much awareness that all persons are born of an equal
bond of "geographical" status as "Earthlings."
It was misplaced patriotism that was a major component of the axis' powers that made possible, and created, the greatest
threat to modern-world peace that man has known . . . World War II.
Even the usurpation of the word “American” to refer to the United States
and it’s flag is arrogance beyond compare for its implication that America
unique reference to the United States, while ignoring most of two entire
continents . . . continents that contain many countries and many more
cultures and their proud
citizens, that have
become unknowing, silent victims to Amerigance along with, increasingly,
most of the civilized world.
Amerigance is descriptive of our current national policies that show
little concern for the nation's and world's environment, which cannot be
so unilaterally managed. It can be argued that Amerigance is
diametrically opposed to ecological and economic sustainability.
Amerigance is the, often exhilarating, promotion of a highly
consumptive lifestyle, particularly concerning unsustainable energy, to
all who will participate; this promotion is without concern for the
welfare of the planet Earth that supports all known life. This energy
dependent lifestyle, and its profitability, seems to be the driving force
of the current United States administration and many of its less educated
followers. Such promotion is often marketed as "patriotic."
Amerigance is the imposition of forms of freedoms and self-government
imposed upon others by those that imperfectly practice it; and that don't
seem to understand it's cost, difficulties of implementation, and unsustainable limitations.
Amerigance fosters worldwide classes of peoples that are divided into the "haves" and" have-nots"
who are unable to
coexist without accelerating the inflammation of terrorism.
current Middle East violence cannot be, alone, subscribed to the fundamentalism of
three major religions that worship the same god and kill one another in
the name of that same god. Faith, in this
case, is merely the vehicle of the "have-nots"; it is driven by the
Never before in history have all
the peoples of the world been so close in their daily affairs. If these
affairs are to be conducted in an orderly, sane, and humane manner . . . Amerigance
must be ameliorated.
A beginning towards mutual respect and tolerance, which are prerequisites for peace for all persons, would be a universal recognition,
and definition, of
the problems that are exacerbated by Amerigance, and other similar worldly afflictions, that
have been festering for far too long. All difficult situations are most easily
when they are recognized . . . and handled within an environment of
compromise and goodwill.
Amerigance is subtle, and least recognized, by those that perpetrate and
perpetuate its perniciousness.