Ok ok I'm sorry, that post (2 posts ago!) I was totally generalising about america and americans and I know I only gave that one poster as evidence but the sort of incessant patriotism is kind of everywhere you look in america?
Anyway, I'm sorry for generalising. Read the rest of this whole blog to see all the things and people I love of America!! It's seriously my favourite place. I can't even list the things I like about it (though high up comes 24 hour anything) The patriotism kind of gets wearing though sometimes and I think what pissed me off about the poster is that I didn't expect that of Saint Obama. And the realisation that it can kind of be ingrained unexpectedly.
And it's not like other countries 'hate' themselves, we're just kind of more realistic about reality. In general.
I used to get so mad at my old E-bff Kim when she unexpectedly fit into some American (or female) stereotype which I saw negatively, and this is like that.
AND! It also reminds me of how I always used to get in trouble at school for making wild generalised statements without prefacing my argument with 'in my opinion', which this blog site basically is. My unasked opinion. So feel free to disagree!