What It Is To Be An American

The first Trump re-election rally in North Carolina was marked by the controversial “Send her back!” crowd interaction (Dear Leader and followers). This week’s (9-10-19) found the POTUS surveying the Carolina faithful. “Made in America?” or “Made in USA?” which do you prefer? The adulators roared back “Made in USA!” The next night Seth Myers found this to be a great joke. “That might be the single dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in any arena, and I’m including the time the Toronto Raptors mascot tried to skate down the stairs and fell flat on his face,” he said. But was it? The follow up to the inane “preference” of non-existent difference is, what else, a synthesis of the two –  a great coming together, a unifying of diversity, of getting all sides on the same page, part of the winning team – an American USA! After all, isn’t that what the “ever news” culture war and polarized politics of today is all about – what it is to be an American?

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