I was in my college art class today.
The teacher likes to play different types
of music during the 2 hour drawing period of the class. Once he turned it on the KRTH oldies station, once he turned it on KROQ
rock station. The whole gamut of music
we have been listening too. It hasn't
bothered me, even if one day it isn't my
Today he brought in a Sousa
"Stars and Stripes Forever" March CD instead
of a normal radio station. About one track
of that plays and then this real obstinate girl says in a louder than normal voice "Like, uh, what is this? President music?" The girl next to her- "Yeah, um this stupid parade music sucks big time... i'm gonna switch it" And so she does. It just
burned me up inside like few things do. Not
only does she overtly declare her stupidity
and ignorance with her speech she forces the
rest of her class to listen to her choice
I am not one of those crazy overly patriotic
Captain America ******* at the same I do have a bit of feeling for all of
the old patriotic marches.
I am from a military family sorta- my grandfather was in the CIA working on early spy satelites, and I have a lot of my family in Military Aerospace. SO maybe I get that part of me from growing up around that.
I tell you though rarely have I ever wanted
to seriously cuss off someone in public...
no can't do that now. Sigh... who do people
think they are? I am fully sympathetic with
Europeans who don't respect Americans much-
sometimes there is truth to a stereotype.
A group of intelligent people can
be called an intelligentsia - can
Americans collectively be called an Ignorantsia?
It's Rant-a-mania 2000