Chris Schmidt (crschmidt) wrote,
Chris Schmidt

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Anti-Flag and Patriotism

Afternoon, everyone.

I just got back from my first day of classes. I'm listening to Anti-flag at the recomendation of Fran, after he read my MLK excerpt yesterday.

The song is "911 for Peace". It makes a lot of sense. Basically, it's saying that the entire world is about "Hatred? Violence? Fighting? Killing? Dying?" Using an excerpt from "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin Luther King, it makes a point that the whole world has turned to competition as the only way to stay alive.

I love the US. I think that the ideas behind its founding are great. I think that competition in the economic arena is perfectly okay. However, it no longer limited to the economic arena. All of the US's policies that are supposedly "economic" in nature end up starting wars.

I don't want to go to War. I told that to people a year and a half ago, on 9/11. I don't think it's justified. I believe that what happened to the US was horrible. I believe it was a horrible attack, and I want it to never happen again.

I don't think that attacking a country is going to stop that.

I don't know. Maybe I'm just unpatriotic. Then again, maybe I am just American.

More on classes later.

Oh, and thanks for the song, fran. For those who care, lyrics are available at leo's lyrics.
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