America the….?

Here it is...out on the table and ready to be served up for all. Blame I would like for people to examine why they blame Bush for America's ills. If it is the power of congress to wage war, yet they give that right up in the wake of 9/11, who is to blame? Isn't it the job of our "other" elected officials to make sure the president doesn't have too much power? Haven't we gone into country after country to "help" and then put whom we might want in power and then leave things a shambles? No? I would remind you of Cuba, Hawaii, Philippens, Afganistan, and that's just the start of the list. How is it that now, people have decided they aren't proud of our country and Bush is the devil? Propaganda I'm tired, tired, tired, tired of seeing Barack Obama's face on the canvas of every artists who has time to do an extra piece. I mean in the end, Barack is apart of the same system that people say have failed them so miserably. Will he use that system to do things differently, yes I'm sure of that, but even by his own words you (we) are the biggest cog in the system, yet I don't see artists painting pictures of "the people". Exactly how much have you been sumerged into propaganda that says what he's about before really examining for yourself? Endorsements from others doesn't say much about the endorsee, unless you truly trust the political views and values of the endorser. The some of it's parts America has always been the sum of all it's parts and not what people my think of it's pieces. While the world may think we are one thing or the other, we have continued to be both saviors and bullies, artists and athelets, soldiers and activists, politcians and revolutionaries. It is this that should fill us with pride. Our worst deeds are balanced and can be put into perspective. The fact that slavory happened in America makes Mr. Obama's accendence all the more reason to be in america. That fact that land was stolen, but also given back to Native Americans means that we can't make up for things we've done but can try to move forward. Being one the most giving nations in the world, doesn't make it better that we bully others but it does show the innate human capacity for both good and evil. I am American I am an American in my heart and my soul. This is the truth regardless of what the world thinks of me or the leader of the nation I love. I do not live for the sake of others and nor do I let their judgments about me affect what it is that I believe. I'm not oblivious to people believing that America and Americans suck, but I do believe that it is a far cry from that being the truth.

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Rai-mon Nemar is an independent lifestyle advocate and the founder of LEGENDmag. With a background in music, coupled with more then 12 years of being an entrepreneur, Rai-mon is a forward-thinking progressive who's life work is synthesizing the independent aesthetic and creating a community for "indies". Visit his blog IndieGuy and follow him on twitter.