Warning: I am about to sound 1. dopey 2. Stereotyping 3. Elitist
This is not something I would ordinarily say, because to people close to me, the fact that I am vain is all to obvious, and to strangers, I try to never let it show.
Though I didn't agree with going to war in Iraq, I simply was not proud of my fellow countrymen that rioted in the street day-in and day-out and ended up doing nothing. Though I pretty much supported taking the Taliban out of Afghanistan at the time, I was not proud of my government then. My State, for a long time, was undeniably a last frontier, and I would like to keep it that way. Consequently, I am very much angered by outside nye-on to imperial outside interest groups, tourism industries, corrupt politicians, and metro people trying to turn this State into one big city like the rest of this country. I am certainly not proud of the people who live here letting these outsiders in.
In spite of all, I've still been proud that my State is what is- a frontier. And now, that's not all I'm proud of. Bush and his little wars don't bother be so much. Wolfowitz and his imperialistic pig doctrine don't bother me so much. The fact that a few cities may get nuked by terrorists as a result of what they've done doesn't bother me so much. The fact that they may have set the wheels turning for WWIII in 30 years or so bothers me a little, but that's a ways off for sure. But that John Ashcroft can come right out in front of most of the nation with a extended "patriot" act, and not get fired OR SHOT, That pisses me off. Recently, the vast majority of Alaskan communites city government's have outright rejected and renounced the patriot act. Not only that, but our three semi-corrupt U.S. congressmen, in an act of approximately the first good thing they've ever done have made as if to renounce and reject it. Unbelievably, State representative Don Young, who actually voted for the original patriot act said that Congress made an irrational "emotional" decision.
Now I have no problem with outsiders who come here with a respect for the way of living close to the land and sea (and I don't mean greenies ), but if I've ever doubted that the lower 48 states are, by and large, one big hunk of brainwashed idiots, I'll doubt a lot less now. And I am Very Very glad to see that my State hasn't gone that way quite yet.
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