I can see how some people could see me as unpatriotic, especially in this age where to say anything against US economic and political policies and laws makes one a communist or liberal or God knows, but patriotic isn’t it.
Except it couldn’t be farther from the truth. I love this country. This is my language. These are my people. This is the land I was raised on. These are my traditions. This is my culture. This is my food. These are our shared experiences. That is not negligible. I get it. I tear up watching videos like this of a simple patriotic jesture. I tear up when Victor Lazlo leads The Marseille anthem in Casablanca. I understand and feel patriotism deeply to my core. Except…….and here is where I feel I lose a lot of people.
I feel ever so tiny bit more passionate and loyal to all of earth…. in all of its beauty; all of its animals and all of its landscapes. This is most very literally my world. Our world and I am deeply devoted to it. And I’m sorry but it trumps patriotism with a slight edge and it will always be that way.
Because it’s all interwoven together, no matter how many lines we want to draw in the sand and barriers we want to create. It just is and I can’t even begin to comprehend how anyone could think any differently in any logic based way.
I’m sorry. I know. I’m blunt. I’m brash. I speak my mind when no one really asks me to. Lol. Oh well. We all have our things.
I’m just hoping one day this world will actually make sense.