Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Alternative Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance is an oath that American schoolchildren mindlessly recite each day.

In high school I had a non-conformist streak, & would usually silently stare at the wall instead of joining the morning ritual.

I've never felt the need to 'pledge my allegiance' to anything. I am patriotic- in the sense that I think American society is an amazing force in the world & am generally glad to be a part of it. However, saying The Pledge or singing the National Anthem have no more of an emotional effect on me than singing "Row, Row, Row, Your Boat." Maybe less so.

Anyway, this video is funny, in a cynical sort of way:

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