the period of atonement is over. it's not that i've finished atoning, it's that i never should have started atoning in the first place. i didn't sign up for that supersticion.
to be exceptional or not to be exceptional, that is the question. obama says america is exceptional whilst putin says nyet, america is not exceptional.
of course America is exceptional, any idiot should be able to figure this out. but is America exceptionally benevolent? is america exceptionally peace loving? is america exceptionally free of corruption? of course America is NOT exceptionally benevolent, peace loving or free from corruption. but in america's defense, i can't think of any countries that do possess these attributes.
this raises the question; in what area is america exceptional? i have no clue and furthermore have no interest in defining what makes america exceptional. i do have one observation to make about america:
america is exceptionally polarized. the right blames the left and the left blames the right. the poor blame the rich and rich blame the poor. in my travels through cyber space i stop by several left leaning blogs opining that obama walks on water and his shit don’t stink and of course the right leaning blogs are opining that obama is satan incarnate. these people bicker back and forth and there is absolutely no way that one side is going to change the views of the other side. they just become more entrenched in their views and also become more and more polarized in their views of the state of the union. the states are not united.
if an american was to call me exceptionally ignorant of what is transpiring in america, he or she may be absolutely correct. shit, i’m exceptionally ignorant of many things going on in canada. i don’t give a shit about most things over which canadians incessantly argue. i really couldn’t give a shit if we have a liberal or conservative government. they’ll both tax the shit out me then tell me that i shouldn't do most of the stuff i enjoy.
as far as the public relations skirmish between obama and putin goes, put me in putin’s camp. obama does not have the god given right to bomb a sovereign country.
i heard this song on cbc radio and it made me real verklempt. in the past i had an exceptionally ignorant view of the cbc, canadian broadcasting corporation. i still think don cherry and hockey night in Canada suck farts out of dead horses but i love cbc radio.
mazel tov, i love you sons of bitches.