I get stuck in traffic a lot, especially when commuting to and from work because, well, there are more idiots on the road at those times (myself included1). As a result, I get the joyous and underwhelming opportunity to read the various stickers people adorn their cars with.
And they use them a lot in America!
From the Jesus fish…
…and the ‘My offspring is serving in the Army/Navy/Air Force’…
…to the various forms of ‘Coexist’ I’ve seen.
But nothing sums up ignorance like the two stickers I have seen a lot of recently.
And no, it’s not a collection of pointlessly stupid stick figures of family members.
No, these stickers are as follows:
And this one:
I get the feeling these stickers are supposed to portray pride and like-minded thinking in this fine country, but they’re pretty aggressive if you ask me (and this is a statement from a thick skinned Brit living in the land of the thin skinned…so that’s saying something!)
For me, it boils down to this:
“If y’all ain’t gon’ be wit’ us, then we’s gon’ shoot y’all….so help me God”
(I’m sure he won’t).
These stickers aren’t a display of Patriotism; they’re Jingoism at it’s most prevalent.
Maybe this would be more appropriate?
So remember, if you won’t share this post with all your friends and family, then feel free to…erm….feel free to….er….not?
1 – Not true.