June 8, 2009

Allegeance to a flag — or a cross?

The more your Projectionist hears U.S. conservatives (and neo–cons), the more he wonders if this is where he belongs, or if he needs to expatriate in the not–too–distant future.

Case in point: The attached video is a fragment from Rediscovering God in America (read: United States of America), an epic–length (three hours) presentation by Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Oliver North, three conservative politicos on a "mission," one might say. Basically it was reportedly an excuse to whine yet again about the “continuing availability of abortion, the spread of gay rights, and attempts to remove religion from American public life and school history books.”

But here's the comment that made your Projectionist wonder who wants to be in charge of the lot of us. Quoth the Newt:

I am not a citizen of the world. I am a citizen of the United States because only in the United States does citizenship start with our creator… I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history. We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.

(Gee, does that mean I'm in trouble for learning Esperanto?)

But wait, he's not quite done:

Say… anyone got a one–way ticket to, say, Paris or Mumbai?

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