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Selling America Since the terrorist acts of September 11th Patriotism has suddenly fallen in fashion across America Flag-waving has become so popular that many small countries are working overtime to manufacture enough American flags to meet demand Corporations are cashing in on a tragedy and many people are buying in to it With the intentions of supporting a nation in need millions of American citizens have succumbed to the patriotic cries from like individuals who place American flags on their bumpers By feeding on the words of war from right-wing political figures beloved US citizens fork out the money to have their own minds brainwashed by political propaganda Does being united really stop suffering in all parts of the world Can one become a better person from reading a billboard that says United we stand What are the proper evasive actions These questions are over-looked and blind many of the people we co-exist with everyday Todays capitalist society is as competitive as an avid sports fan with remote control in hand on that comfortable chair right in front of the TV Take a look any sports team and the amount of all American band-wagon support is present at a time when a team is doing well The Los Angeles Lakers have a fan base that is almost entirely compiled of band-wagon hoppers who entrust in the Lakers seasonally when they feel that the desired results will be delivered Whereas a cross-town team the Clippers would receive the same amount of support if a championship was to be seen in the future Like a band-wagon basketball fanatic summer soldiers or sunshine patriots have emerged and re-emerged again They view themselves as underdogs since the attacks in New York but are only being misled by the black veil that covers their eyes since 9-11 They do not know who is on the opposing team They do not know who is on their team For the
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