Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Home and Native Land

I've been to a number of places on Earth over the years, seen a number of ways possible to live, experienced a fair bit of strangeness and worse. Over-all, I've spent most of my life outside of America. But no matter how long I'm gone, and if I were never again to return, America would still be where I'm from and where my home is. I often wonder just what it is that some see when they envision America. What, for example, does Obama what's her name see when she looks at America? I see pictures of home, like these below.

And this.

I don't see global warming and American imperialism and America as the world's worst place in history. I see beauty and freedom and happiness. Having been around a bit I can make the distinction.

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