Posts Tagged ‘america’

Thoughts on Labor Day

Posted: September 2, 2013 in Threat Quality
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It’s not real hard to figure out why the labor movement in the US is probably doomed in perpetuity.  It’s built right into the way we think about labor.  Watch, we’ll do a thought experiment.



I know that I don’t seem like the most patriotic cat in town, always. And it’s definitely true that I’ve found arguments over patriotism and American exceptionalism a little bemusing, to say the least. It’s likewise true that I’ve argued that nationalism is a little on the parochial side, and that the skin of “patriot” can easily be stuffed with “fascist.”

But the fact of the matter remains that America means a lot to me, which is why Superman renouncing his American citizenship has engendered in me some strong and surprising reactions.