“Patriotism? That’s Just so… GAUCHE!”

Remember this picture?

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Of course you do. Unless you’re from a different planet or isn’t a teen yet, in which case please browse away from this website. It’s not exactly kiddy-rated.

What does that picture say to you? To His Imperial Majesty it says such things as, but not limited to, “defiance”, “resolve”, “courage”, “invincibility” and “patriotism.”

And it is most certainly among the few pictures that we will always remember from that infamous day.

It was almost not included in the 9/11 Memorial Museum because… Oh fuck it, let the dimwit parasite explain it:

Michael Shulan, the museum’s creative director, was among staffers who considered the Tom Franklin photograph too kitschy and “rah-rah America,” according to “Battle for Ground Zero” (St. Martin’s Press) by Elizabeth Greenspan, out next month.

“I really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said.

In other words, be more like the fwench. Because being inattentive and apathetic is THE best image we can possibly project, particularly when we’re being attacked by knuckle-dragging, barbarian savages worshiping a pedophile prophet.

We’re sure the pisslamic savages would appreciate it.

We, on the other hand, not so much.

We can’t say for sure, of course, as we weren’t there, but we’re pretty damn convinced that we didn’t defeat old King George and found a nation destined to be the most powerful, prosperous and free one in all of history based on not being so bloody vigilantly and vehemently American. We’re also sure that it wasn’t because of a lack of vigilant and vehement Americanism that we won such famous victories as D-Day, Belleau Wood, Midway, Bastogne, Leyte Gulf, Gulf Wars I and II and far too many others to mention.

We’re at least fairly certain that American vigilantism and vehemence at least played a part in our winning the Independence War, conquering the continent from sea to shining sea and rising from being a quilt of ragged colonies made up mostly of farmers to being the world’s foremost superpower in less than two centuries.

Sure, we could be more like the doormat nations of the world and yes, you do have a point, you sniveling pissant, when you say that that image would be “better.”

From the point of view of our enemies, that is.

So we guess we know which side you’re on, Shulan, you execrable nithling.

It is said, in countries abroad and among nutless traitors at home, that we’re too “arrogant”, “proud” and “full of ourselves.”

We, but perhaps it’s our viking heritage speaking, are having a hard time considering any of that an insult. Our first impulse when hearing some sniveling, envious toad uttering those words about us is to say “thank you but really, you don’t have to flatter us that much.”

First off, it’s not arrogance if you have the achievements to back it up. It’s a statement of fact. Learn to deal with it. We ARE exceptional. No other nation in all of mankind’s history has achieved what we have and done so in such a short time. To point it out isn’t “arrogance”, it’s merely noting a string of facts that we’re rightfully proud of.

Which brings us to “proud.” Why the hell, why in the name of Satan’s taint stench wouldn’t we be proud of what we’ve done? No nation can claim to have accomplished what we’ve done in record time with a minimum of resources. We shouldn’t be proud of that? How else to express our gratitude to the hundreds of thousands who sacrificed so much to bring us to the place that we are? We’re to take a giant piss on their graves by saying “oh sure, but no big deal, we’re not all that”?

Count us the fuck out. Every single one of the Americans who gave everything to create what we have today is a better man or woman than His Imperial Majesty is, and we intend to honor that. We also pray that before we die we may earn a place among them, even if that place is “just” to be the one to polish their boots and bringing them their food and drink.

And “full of ourselves?” See the above.

Why is that so negative, such a Bad Thing™?

Because it reminds those who didn’t achieve that kind of glory that they didn’t?

That’s not negative unless you’re looking at it wrong.

It’s highly motivational, and we say that as somebody who isn’t worthy of kissing the feet of those American heroes who sacrificed all to make this nation the greatest that ever was.

They didn’t achieve that lofty status because they were Supermen with mutant powers.

They put their pants on the same as everyone else. But they were Americans. They believed in themselves, they believed in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They believed that they didn’t have a master because if somebody was “better” than them it was only because they hadn’t tried hard enough. So they tried harder.

Anybody can do that. Anybody has that potential. Anybody.

But only in America do we culture, encourage and admire that spirit.

THAT is American Exceptionalism, that is what makes us great, and if pointing that out is “arrogant” or being “vigilantly and vehemently American” then please, let’s have more of that. The more people of this world realize just how simple the solution to all of their problems is, the sooner this world will be a better place.

You can do anything. If you try and fail, then try harder. You will succeed if you follow this formula, no matter how many disappointments and failures you have to go through on the way, as long as you remember that you are exceptional. If you want to be. But you have to want it. Really want it. To the point where you never quit believing in yourself, where you never accept defeat and failure as an option and certainly not as an acceptable outcome.

THAT is what “exceptionalism” is all about, and it’s for everyone. The reason we succeeded so much is that we believed in it.

The ones content with “accepting their place” will never succeed past the point of whatever they’ve decided their “place” is.

And if that picture above, if that expresses that spirit as well as we believe that it does, if that picture is “excessively ra-rah American”, then good. Let’s have fucking MORE of it. Because this benighted dirtball needs more, not less of it.

And Shulan can go fuck himself in ways anatomically impossible.

I’m an American, and I’m proud of it. And that picture is among many things that reminds me of that, reminds of how blessed I am to BE an American, and if that pathetic excuse for a human being Shulan finds that offensive, then I can only tell him this:

You have no fucking IDEA how “offensive” I can and will be if the spirit moves me.

And go die in a fire, you worthless parasite.

Thatisall.

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LC Xystus
LC Xystus

It is said, in countries abroad and among nutless traitors at home, that we’re too “arrogant”, “proud” and “full of ourselves.”

Well, our Doofus in Chief certainly is!

NR Pax
NR Pax

It never ceases to amaze me how someone as obviously intelligent as this man is doesn’t pack up and immigrate to a country where they “know their place.” As for that picture? Those men had been working for days on end, doing their damndest to find any survivors in that rubble even as they knew it was a hopeless task.… Read more »

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.

A National Haka would be just the thing.to counter this ‘United States of Whatever’ mindset.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

NR Pax @ # 3: This scum is what is wrong, or at least is an indication of it. The hippies cut their hair, put on suits, and got teaching jobs. And the “progressive” communist filth, the OWG sorts, have been trying to destroy our national pride for damn near a century so they can absorb us without resistance.

dasbow
dasbow

I also recall that the jizz-wipes who award pulitzer prizes gave their little award to the New York Times for a series of photographs documenting the attack. They had some great photos, but they were no different than the great photos that other organizations took. This picture, this one moment is iconic. This picture inspired a nation. OK, half a… Read more »

Special Ed
Special Ed

And now, before your very eyes, some asshat fisks the Emperor*. famous victories as D-Day, Belleau Wood, Midway, Bastogne, Leyte Gulf, Absolutely! Fuckin’ A! Gulf Wars I and II Yeah, not so much. I was there in GWI. Kicking off on a third world second-world-wanna-be does not compare with defeating overwhelming odds against one of the other best (WWII Japanese… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah

Well, unfortunately, the loathesome “Reverend” Al Shithead Sharpton got his way in the end. Remember they were going to make a statue of those three MEN raising the flag? Right after the attacks? (about a month) And Shithead Sharpton whined, “You gotta make it one white guy, one black guy, and one hispanic guy!” Even his fellow pinkos and the… Read more »

Delftsman3
Delftsman3

Patriotism? That’s Just so… GAUCHE!” All I can say is, I am proud to be gauche then.

Draven32
Draven32

The ones content with “accepting their place”

IMO, the ones content with accepting their place stayed in Europe.