Traffic jams are to be tolerated. People are to be celebrated.
this is thoroughly great, in all sorts of ways.And I think the song gets one thing right: male love of America often excludes women--what's female about America's sense of itself, aside from the statue of liberty? So a certain type of patriotism is really homosocial, all about the way men interact with and value other men. But because America is also profoundly homophobic, there's this dreadful and damaging self-loathing tied up in America's self-love. It hurts absolutely everyone: men, gay and straight, as well as women, straight and gay.
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