It’s the Lee Grenwoodization of America. The notion that you don’t really love America unless you love it in the cheesiest public spectacle way possible, with either a bad song, a hideous article of patriotic clothing, or both.
There’s a part of me that feels I shouldn’t judge. But another part of me worries about people who wear these kind of clothes, and listen to that kind of music. I worry about whether they’re the ones who keep getting us into wars, and keep blocking my civil rights. I worry about whether they really understand what this country stands for. I’m not saying gotten us into wars (though he was Petraeus’ spokesman), or that he’s bad on gay rights, or doesn’t understand “America.” It’s more the generic class of people who wear their patriotism on their very gaudy sleeve. It just reminds me, a lot, of the movie “Team America,” and that great parody song. In case you’re not familiar, here it is.
The video with Petraeus’ ex-spokesman is below: