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04 July 2006 @ 12:22 pm
On this, the anniversary of my nation's birth, I feel conflicted, as I have for the last few years. I guess my feelings are best summed up by the song "Anthem" from the musical Chess; in the context of the show it's about Russia, but it seems strangely appropriate to me. Here's a bit of the lyrics:

No man, no madness
Though their sad power may prevail
Can possess, conquer my country's heart
They rise to fail

She is eternal
Long before nations' lines were drawn
When no flags flew, when no armies stood
My land was born

So happy birthday, America. May the best of what you could be prevail over the fools and madmen in power who are defiling all that you stand for.
How do I feel?: pensivepensive