Location: Pantego, Texas, United States

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

President Obama has stated that he doesn't like the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem. I guess that "bully pulpit" thing works because a college in Indiana has now banned the National Anthem from school events.

One of the many other things that Obama doesn't like about America, as he says frequently, is the idea of "American Exceptionalism." One of the unique things about America is the fact that the majority of people favor "individualism." (Other Anglo countries like Canada, Australia, and Great Britain have large pluralities that favor individualism, but most countries in the world have few people who like the idea of individualism.) Collectivists (be they socialists, Communists, fascists, Nazi's, or just progressives) obviously by their name do not like individualism. Obama is clearly a collectivist, as are most Democrats now. I suspect his dislike of individualism is at the root of his dislike of the idea of American Exceptionalism. Since most of the people who favor individualism are Anglo's and thus are white, In his autobiographies Obama repeatedly expresses his dislike for white people, so I think that us another reason for Obama's dislike of the American Exceptionalism concept.


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