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The American Dream

I have no deviant desires.
The American Dream
Brent Humphreys

Available in: English, Español, Français, Türkçe.

I am married and I live in the suburbs.

My street looks like every street you have seen in every commercial since 1957.Ever since I first came here, I couldn’t think of living anywhere else.

I have two children – both bright – a girl and a boy. I can’t wait to watch them grow up.

I love my car. My impeccable home. I love being fit, and I love a good day’s work. I love being straight and never confused about my sexual identity. I love my wife. I love being monogamous.

I love my neighbors who come out on Saturday mornings and cut their grass, and chitchat to me while we washdown our cars and driveways.

Every second Saturday, after the kids are safely off to bed, I take a Viagra. My wife and I will then finish watching our Saturday night crime drama, and then for the next 20 or so minutes I remind my wife of why she really married me in the first place. After which she usually takes a Sleep Eze-type product because she says she likes getting a good Saturday night sleep.

The kids are always up early on Sunday mornings, diligently doing their homework at the kitchen table, while Mom bakes cookies and makes bread in her new breadmaker. That’s when the kitchen really shines. We don’t go to church, except for the high holidays, but we still know we are blessed.

My wife booked us a trip to the Caribbean. She said we could get double airmiles if we put the entire trip on our VISA card.

When our neighbors ask how the trip was I tell them it was brilliant, just as theirs had been. It’s not a lie.

Sure, we all comb our hair the same way, and we are a little obsessed with dandelions and flossing our teeth. And so what if we all like to go to the same movies, watch the same TV, and eat the same popcorn. It’s a good life here.

Uncomplicated.

I’m not a complicated man.

I have no deviant desires.

—Sherwood Hinze

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Anonymous

Americans dreams are not much different that the DREAMS of Rev. Martin Luther Jr. - SHATTERED.

History tells us that no society has ever been changed for the better by maintaining the existing status qua. Rev. Martin Luther Jr. was one of those leaders who wanted to raise the living standard of his fellow Blacks without rocking the boat. He wanted to play the role of American Gandhi. The later fought for the rights of 200 million untouchable Hindus (Dalit) but failed and met a terrible death at the hands of a Hindu belonging to an upper-caste. Luther, too, failed and met a terrible death at the hands of his own people.

Rev. Jesse Jackson sums up the ‘progress’ of Afro-Americans under a Black President Barack Obama this way: “In 1963 we’re un-free; today we are unequal“. Incidently, Jesse Jackson’s son Rep. Jesse Jacksn Jr. who just made a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land on the expense of anti-Black Jewish group – has advised the Palestinians to drop their guns in favor of non-violent protests as Rev. Martin Luther Jr. did (a miserable failure).

http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/martin-luther-king-and-his-shattered-dream/

Anonymous

Americans dreams are not much different that the DREAMS of Rev. Martin Luther Jr. - SHATTERED.

History tells us that no society has ever been changed for the better by maintaining the existing status qua. Rev. Martin Luther Jr. was one of those leaders who wanted to raise the living standard of his fellow Blacks without rocking the boat. He wanted to play the role of American Gandhi. The later fought for the rights of 200 million untouchable Hindus (Dalit) but failed and met a terrible death at the hands of a Hindu belonging to an upper-caste. Luther, too, failed and met a terrible death at the hands of his own people.

Rev. Jesse Jackson sums up the ‘progress’ of Afro-Americans under a Black President Barack Obama this way: “In 1963 we’re un-free; today we are unequal“. Incidently, Jesse Jackson’s son Rep. Jesse Jacksn Jr. who just made a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land on the expense of anti-Black Jewish group – has advised the Palestinians to drop their guns in favor of non-violent protests as Rev. Martin Luther Jr. did (a miserable failure).

http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/martin-luther-king-and-his-shattered-dream/

Anonymous

"..This article is available in: English, TURKISH (?) & French"
So I see a sponsor here,,,,,like the blog "Young Turks"..Propaganda hidden in Revolutionary words. Be careful Adbusters NOT to play the game of people who have their own agenda!!

Anonymous

"..This article is available in: English, TURKISH (?) & French"
So I see a sponsor here,,,,,like the blog "Young Turks"..Propaganda hidden in Revolutionary words. Be careful Adbusters NOT to play the game of people who have their own agenda!!

Anonymous

Jesus man, its a subversive , funny piece , that's it. It's not forwarding anyone's agenda except perhaps that of AdBusters.
AND What the hell do 'young turks' have to do with 'Turkish' language ? DO you even know what a 'turk' is? Why dont you look it up in the dictionary, champ.

Anonymous

Jesus man, its a subversive , funny piece , that's it. It's not forwarding anyone's agenda except perhaps that of AdBusters.
AND What the hell do 'young turks' have to do with 'Turkish' language ? DO you even know what a 'turk' is? Why dont you look it up in the dictionary, champ.

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