Trump is actually the symbol of the oxymoron, the perverse paradox of "America the Beautiful". Let's be real. Spacious Skies? Filled with methane gas from animal agriculture, the NUMBER 1 cause of the global environmental crisis and preventable disease. Yet, iconic to US consumption, there they were last night, feeding their own young a carcinogen that causes pancreatic cancer, hot dogs, heart disease, burgers, and other well marketed body parts from slaughtered animals! Amber waves of grain? REALLY! What % are not GMO's and causing bee colony collape and super bugs so biotech corporations can make more chemicals and robotic pollinators to control food? Purple mountains? Blown to bits for mountain top coal removal!!!Fruited plains? Cattle or mono-crops sprayed with toxins...And those shining seas? Dead zones of toxic, radiated, polluted oceans that were once home to whales, seals, sharks, dolphin, octopus, squid, and other highly sentient marine mammals being massacred for the fishing industry that steals THEIR food for humans!
I do NOT salute flag, nor am I proud of a nation that poisons its own young and appears to have taken up where the Nazi's left off, using military force
to procure resources and make more, not less enemies.. We just celebrated a LIE, stealing this once pristine, life giving, natural wonder from native people who at least had a reverence for Mother Earth and all she provided.
America is its own worst enemy as it rose to become what it claims to abhor.