Bloody politicians

I don't agree with what Google have done here, but I agree even less with the whining-baby attitude of the people who complained. Google changed their logo from Sputnik - celebrating 50 years of spaceflight - to a Veteran's Day theme because bloody politicians complained.
First - it's a storm in a teacup, and second, Google is a worldwide brand, not an American brand and certainly not a GOP patsy. Conservatives claimed that it was "unpatriotic" to have the Sputnik logo.

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This is part of a larger and more worrying trend - Bush and his cronies have hijacked "patriotism" in the same way they now instill the "if you're not with us you're against us" mantra. You know what - the most patriotic Americans are those calling for an end to the Iraq Adventure - those who want the soldiers brought home and out of harm's way. The non-patriots are the buck-toothed redneck cretins who support Bush and somehow think that this is a "war" they can win. Yee-haw.

God Bless America where it's Patriotism Uber Alles. Zeig Heil Bush.


Anonymous said…
Some nitpicking: it is "Sieg Heil", not "Zeig Heil."
Speaking of patriotism, just have a look at Hermann Goering's words from his trial in Nuremberg:
Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
Chris said…
Yep. Problem is that history is repeating itself and nobody seems to care.

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