If you’ve just had your breakfast and hate knee-jerk patriotism from the most powerful country on the planet, then do not watch the music video for America: We Stand As One.
What amazes me is the sheer amount of money and technical talent that was thrown into the video. There are some fairly nifty (if intensely shallow) effects in the video, and the music sounds unbearably professional and shallow. Too much lens flare in it, but that’s a curse video makers have to bear.
But why all this effort for a music video that actually has a (blonde, naturally) wife and child standing by a grave? Do the makers behind this video have any sense of irony or awareness that we’ve all seen this kind of thing done to DEATH a thousand times before? Surely even a seasoned Star Trek stuntman turned songwriter with long hair and the director of the X-Files and Star Trek ought to know better!
I have a huge problem with knee-jerk patriotism from any country, but I would have thought that the biggest, most powerful country in the world doesn’t exactly need this kind of arrogant puffing up of itself. It’s what did for the Roman Empire, y’know…