When the day comes that the "Arab Street" cares more about the on-going brutal murder of tens of thousands of innocent civilians by the Syrian Government than a crude, offensive diatribe put forward by an obscure idiot, that will give me hope.
More than 10 years after 9/11, we are tentative patriots. We gauge our neighbors' politics, we stick a finger in the air to test the atmosphere before considering a declaration of love for our country.
This weekend the United States celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, for many Americans the holiday mostly marks the beginning of summer rather than a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.
I am a patriotic American and I love America. It's time for the rest of us to speak up and stop letting right wing media and media-loving right wing politicians put words in our mouths. It's time to take back our American symbols.