“Made in The USA”
Those four words once meant a lot once. They meant a lot to my grandpa who lived thru the Depression and WWII. Made in the USA meant a lot to my father and step-father (I hate that word) both of whom are union members. These words were once what my grandma and mom would look for in the back of clothing labels before they bought them for me and my sisters. Polo and Chaps were bought in my house not because I had ever heard of the low-life’s but because it said Made in the U.S. of A.
During the Bush era I was always dumbfounded by the W supporter’s window stickers and God Bless America bumper stickers on Japanese and German cars. I mean these folks listen to endless “God Save Our Country” and “Greatest Country In The World” blah blah blah; right wing conservative malarkey every day yet they don’t drive American. Shame on you! Their “God Bless America” tee’s come from the local Wal Mart and were made in China, India, South Asia or another country of yellow or brown people. They drive their foreign cars to coffee shops to buy Kenyan coffee (lol at them hating a half-Kenyan Prez). If these folk really meant the f*ckery they preach every day why would they not start buying only American goods?
I have never heard Mr. Hannity, Mr. Beck, Mr. O’Reilly go on a “you better only buy American” tirade. Actually I have when they talk about everyone should like country music or drilling for oil off the gulf coast. You know the impossible sh*t! These three men and Rush Limbaugh seem to have forgotten the most basic and American thing you can do is buy an American car and clothing as well as products made in the USA. Yeah with all that talk of Obama being a Hitler-like socialist (please note Hitler was a fascist not a socialist) destroying the very fabric of this God-ordained empire (bullsh*t by the way), they never not once have said to buy a damn Buick or Caddy or Chevy or Dodge or Ford or Saturn or any other company that may bring a job to Michigan. They gladly take Wal Mart money for ads and never call out the unfair job practices that crush American workers moral and grossly underpays them.
When will the right wingers get the fact you can’t have it both ways. You can’t say “God Bless Our USA” and not support her workers. You cannot love a country and not buy products in that country produced buy her citizens. If you do anything other than that, you are like the distinguished Joe Wilson said “A Lie” and un-American.
I propose now that Ford’s and Chevy’s get decent mileage for the next 10 years and we only buy American cars. We pay an extra buck or so and buy only American products including clothing, TVs (GE ya’ll), furniture (no Ikea), etc. I also say we should put heavy tariffs on buying any foreign car or bikes (we did this in the early 80s to save Harley Davidson). We should also only buy locally grown food and alcohol that is produced here. Not only will we improve quality and safety (no more lead paint on your kid’s toys) we will restore American jobs and rebuild dead cities like Detroit, Watts, and Flint. Is this sh*t making sense? Cause it’s basic!
Until a few years ago, Warren Buffet our beloved American billionaire had only invested in American companies. If American companies made him 64-billi, imagine what supporting America could bring by way of jobs and industry to us, the common folk and our communities. Keep wearing New Era’s Hip Hop, the country needs us.
In closing I would just like to say right wing Hannity-loving Glenn Back-supporting, O’Reilly-agreeing, Limbaugh-lusting patriots are fulla sh*t or they would work harder at telling their listeners to start supporting American companies and workers. If they don’t, they can suck two tea bags if ya get the point. I gotta go now, my Chevy truck is calling! God Bless America…with these idiots she’ll need him!
Oct. 2. Capitalism: A Love Story, the new movie by Michael Moore. I know ya’ll going to see the new Tyler Perry flick but check this one out too. They both were made in the USA!