As Patriots Celebrate, Moonbats Fester

Although the Fourth of July is a great day to be alive for most Americans, it causes the bile to boil in moonbats’ veins, so that it seeps out through their pores in the most hideous displays. The appalling Chris Satullo is hardly the only example. Below are some lowlights from a seasonal piece at The Progressive:

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 boy. And don’t befoul nature’s sky with your F-16s. […]

For when you stop to think about it, patriotism (especially in its malignant morph, nationalism) has done more to stack the corpses millions high in the last 300 years than any other factor, including the prodigious slayer, religion.

Communism, an antinationalistic ideology favored by progressives, has killed more than 100 million over the last century. But apparently this is dwarfed by the genocidal horrors of Christians singing hymns.

The worst kind of nationalism is of course American nationalism:

In the last five years in Iraq, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have died because the United States, the patriarch of patriotism, saw fit to impose itself, without just cause, on another country. But the excuse was patriotism, wrapped in Bush’s brand of messianic militarism: that we, the great Americans, have a duty to deliver “God’s gift of freedom” to every corner of the world.

Actually, we had already been at war with Iraq for years before W initiated the invasion with the bipartisan blessing of Congress, and Saddam had been systematically violating a ceasefire agreement. The genocide didn’t start when Americans got there; that’s when it stopped. But nobody wants to interrupt a hate-America fest with tedious historical facts.

Now for some smug psychoanalysis:

What is patriotism but “the narcissism of petty differences”? That’s Freud’s term, describing the disorder that compels one group to feel superior to another.

Next comes the laundry list of America’s sins: we have nuclear weapons, we are an empire, we are a “greedy and wasteful nation,” we are a “vastly unequal nation,” we are a plutocracy, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, et cetera, et cetera, on and on until the duckspeak devolves into a meaningless droning quack, like the teacher’s voice in Charlie Brown cartoons.

Have fun festering, moonbats. To everyone else: Happy Fourth of July!

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On a tip from mega. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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