AMERICA: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!
Just kidding. After all, that’s the kind of absolutism and demand for enforced patriotism that the intellectual left, particularly those who espouse heterodoxical viewpoints in the halls of academia as a way to “challenge” the “prevailing epistemological paradigm” while coaxing “critical thinking” from those mind-numbed automotons still ensnared by Enlightenment tropes, have long sneered at, pointing to its knee-jerk nativism and slack-jawed, lunch bucket rote pro-Americanism.
And such an unsophisticated approach to dealing with institutions or nation-states or works of art, etc — that is, human constructs that are inherently flawed but that, having been reforged in the cauldron of theoretical challenge, are strengthened by the dissent leveled against them, emerging from such rigorous scrutiny stronger and decidedly more robust for having incorporated the critiques of honest thinkers and investigators — is a sure sign that one lacks the intellectual nimbleness to defend the object of their fetish on anything more than a purely emotional, culturally manufactured level.
As slack-jawed, lunch bucket ‘Mercan patriots — bitterclingers with a death grip on their guns and their risible metaphysics — are wont to do.
– Which is why I find this, from the Harvard Crimson, so freakin’ hysterical: “Warning: Do Not Enroll: If you might want to insult Harvard down the line, go elsewhere”.
Oh, the irony. It’s so red hot that I wouldn’t be surprised if a contingent of outraged environmental groups showed up to protest the dangerous climate change such a blazing display is almost bring about, leaving the earth scorched, thirsty, and forlorn.
EARTH: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!