“America” as fetish

20 06 2010

The idea for this entry came from this conversation.

I thought the underlining article had some interesting insights, though it painted things with too broad a brush. I know little of the Tea Party other than I despise all forms of political extremism (though I find some more endearing than others.) The premise that much political malaise on the right is due to an exposure of our co-dependence in modern life is one I think worth contemplating. However, I would take such perceptions to the macro-societal level and say that much of it has to do with an idea of the United States of America as an absolutely autonomous and idealized entity.
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