America's Worst Role Model

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One of the few things the current and the former president of the USA have in common is their mission to maintain the USA as a "leading nation". Setting the standards in the world, giving a good example. Too bad then, that they are not really a good example when it comes to morality on a national level. Past and current events like "nipple-gate", hurricane Katrina, Medicare, and the double standard concerning sexuality show that copying the American morals worldwide will not install a better world. It's hard to point out a popular American role model that I would want to see inspire the rest of the world. Paris Hilton, Dr. Phil, Martha Stewart, Jerry Springer, Tipper Gore, Tiger Woods, Joe the Plumber?
Being a role model is something you should earn, be appointed to. Not something you can enforce.

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Why the hell should we follow you?
What kind of example is this?
America's worst role model
Reconcile, "shock and awe"

Why the hell should we follow you?
For the example you set at home?
The government allows the industry
To tease us with what they forbid

Selling you sex when it's oh so wrong
But having a gun is your right
A sweet and sour taste is all that's left
Once you tasted forbidden fruit

Only god can judge you, you say
Only god can judge the USA and its policy
What do you think his verdict will be?
Is god still on your side?

But thank god I'm not religious
All these omens would be threatening me
Scared to death I'd reconsider
And regret that everything is a reaction

Two-faced ethics, fond of scandals and hypocrisy
Impose morality from above
Media bombing us with "wardrobe malfunctions" from below

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from Start From Scratch! (2010), released November 1, 2010

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Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more

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