Thursday, 21 August 2003

God Bless America?

While traveling around any part of the USA, you will undoubtedly run across the phrase "God Bless America". I gotta admit everytime I read it, I feel irritated. Just why should The Divine One bless an entire country? And why, of all countries, would America deserve such a blessing? Alright, 9-11 was a tragic event and there is grief to overcome. But, with respect, the suffering is but a pinprick compared to other nations and I get a sense the phrase is used in a self-righteous, arrogant way that just rubs me the wrong way. God Bless The Poor Nations. God Bless Iraq. God Bless The Victims Of American Policy And Corporate Exploitation. God Bless Victims Of The IMF And World Bank.

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