Many Americans think government is broken. President Obama pushes gamely ahead with his unique brand of doe-eyed fascism, despite the increasingly vocal resistance of the American people. Partisan rancor is de rigueur in Washington today, and Congress is only slightly more popular than scabies.
On Monday, April 26th, Promethean Times calls upon all Americans to take a stand against these myriad maladies by rising as one on in a Day of Sternly-Worded Constructive Criticism.
There is precedent: Palestinians had a Day of Rage (borrowing the term from American terrorist organization, The Weathermen), a protest against Israeli settlements. In Russia, thousands gathered in a Day of Wrath to protest against the unrelenting shittiness of their backwater nation.
The Palestinians Can Usually Find Something To Be Pissed About
Clearly, the “Day Of” phenomenon is about to take off, and America dare not be left behind. You can bet that her enemies in China and North Korea won’t be waiting; al Qaeda is no doubt picking out its own special day at this very moment. America must act now before all the really good words are gone.
Promethean Times would normally be inclined to call for a day of great anger not unlike those trademarked by the Palestinians and Russians, perhaps ‘A Day of Fury’ or ‘A Day of Ire.’ Either would be fitting. The American people, for so long rightly proud of their unique liberties and cherished freedoms, have seen their leaders give away their right to make their own health choices, and in turn created a new right for a small segment of the population: the right to subsidised healthcare. ‘Subsidised’ is a lot like ‘free,’–in both instances the recipient gets the service without paying. However, ‘free’ means without cost, ‘subsidised’ means some other dude pays for it.
So yeah, some honest-to-God pissedoffedness would be pretty welcome right now.
It Sure Is.
But as a nation, America is probably too apathetic to summon those levels of indignation for something as trivial as their constitutional rights. Americans reserve rage for the guy who cuts them off on the freeway, and wrath for a television network foolish enough to cancel a cult show. But sternly-worded constructive criticism? Americans can still handle that.