"Patriotic and tribal feelings belong to the squalling childhood of the human race, and become no more charming in their senescence. They are particularly unattractive when evinced by a superpower."
- Christopher Hitchens
"The United States, for all its faults," observed Vice President Spiro Agnew before his removal from office, "is still the greatest nation in the country." It is hard to disagree. H. L. Mencken felt a related awe of sorts, adding that, in America, "only the man who was born with a petrified diaphragm can fail to laugh himself to sleep every night." Americans take pride in their own sense of humor. Along with most everything else.
TITLE - "American Bull"
WHERE - July 4th celebration, senior nursing facility, El Cajon, California (2016)