While it is OK to be patriotic, often times its more chauvinism wearing a bad makeup. Facebook is full of people talking about our hallowed history as if they created it. Was telling someone that their is no reason why a genetic dice should be loaded in our favor. Was so glad to hit upon this clip by George Carlin who says it like it is, much more viscerally. Don’t know if half the people will have the gut to accept what he says. What he says about American pride may as well apply to all fanatics, Nationalists, Religionists. People lets face it…

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson