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Happy 247th: The Absurd Arena Live Discussion Board
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Hey Useful Idiots,
All too often, when we call out the US for its sadistic war leaders and pitiful treatment of its people, the response from trolls is “If you hate America so much, why don’t you just leave?”
But today, in honor of America’s birthday (nearly its 250th and we cannot wait for Trump’s party), we’re changing our tune: this week the Useful Idiots are going to be optimistic.
Sure, we may not be used to it, and maybe it says something about me that the only song about optimism I could think of to quote here begins with the lyric:
“Flies are buzzing around my head
Vultures circling the dead
Picking up every last crumb”
But we can try. So: What are the things you love about America? What’s something you can do or say or have or eat here that you can’t anywhere else? We see people out there working, like Cornel West or CodePink, to make real change to help people in the US; what’s your optimistic outlook from the change they might bring?
We mourn and throw down and talk about things that suck enough, today the grass is greener on our side.
So join Katie and Wilson at 12pm est to celebrate America’s 247th and give each other a reminder why things may still be looking up.
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