Glen Beck's "We Surround Them"
thing is pretty fucking creepy.
So, how do we show America what’s really behind the curtain? Below are nine simple principles. If you believe in at least seven of them, then we have something in common. I urge you to read the instructions at the end for how to help make your voice heard.
Apparently you are only American if you are a religious libertarian.
The Nine Principles
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Not that I'm really ashamed to be called unamerican.
In other news, I'm currently reading a couple interesting books on linguistics. Trying to challenge myself and read some more technical literature. It's kind of a crapshoot, because the field is large and I'm not sure quite yet what I want to focus on. One book is Linguistic Theory and Language Description
, the other is An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research.
The former is probably slightly out of my depth (it's dense with new concepts) but I'm still learning a lot from it. (Plus it's making me less scared to try tackling Chomsky.)
The latter I'm taking a look at because of my own foreign-language study and possible interest in TESL/TEFL. It seems accessible.
God fucking damnit, I want to go back to college.