Tag Archives: nationalism

Angling for the Saxons

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s idea for an America First Caucus based on Anglo-Saxon values sounds kind of bizarre to those of us who don’t run in white supremacist circles. Like, why Anglo-Saxon in particular, and why would a group focusing on … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Individdle

I’ve heard a few times now that part of the problem in the United States regarding COVID-19 is that American individualism leads to people not caring about the collective good, leading to people refusing to take basic safety precautions like … Continue reading

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Oceans Rise, Empires Fall

I’ve seen several people mention on social media that they refuse to celebrate Independence Day, which is understandable in the light of all the crap that’s going on now, much of which has always been present in the United States. … Continue reading

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We Do Ritual Right

We’ve all heard the rumors about President Obama not properly saluting the flag, and while the whole thing was clearly taken out of context by people who were grasping at straws to discredit the guy, I have to wonder why … Continue reading

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Let the World Work

Here’s something I came across on Tumblr: Yeah, because we citizens really want those jobs picking lettuce, right? But here’s the thing. Even if undocumented immigrants ARE competing for the same jobs, why aren’t they just as entitled to them? … Continue reading

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Dee-scovery Is Our Aim and Purpose

One line in Grampa in Oz that never really rang true for me was when Prince Tatters meets Dorothy, and asks if she’s “[t]he Dorothy who discovered Oz.” Since Tatters is a native of Oz, however, this makes about as … Continue reading

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