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In Defense of Apathy, or: How to be an un-American

By Britt-knee via Flickr.

By Britt-knee via Flickr.

The American people have, rightfully, been identified as an intolerable bunch. We fucking hate each other. That’s not even an exaggeration. I’m surprised any of us even have friends. Even if you are ostensibly a highly likeable chum, an American will find reasons to hate you. There are probably hundreds of people who are thinking up ways to hate you right now. Yes, You, the person reading this article. Right now there’s an American somewhere who’s hating you because of the color of your skin, your choice of religion (or lack thereof), your sex or gender, your political ideology, your region of birth, the brand of truck you drive, your favorite football team, your choice of diet, or, hell, if they’re lucky, all of the above, and then some. There’s probably at least a couple of Americans out there right now who have absolutely no reason to like you… and they’re giddy as hell about it.… Read the rest

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