as usual, the american spirit is strong. our best days are before us. we are fierce lovers of being subordinated, in all dimensions every day, and ultimately we always realize that american dream. as francis scott key remarked, we are a nation of masochists. we originated among proud men who only wanted to be tied up and spanked, like the great william h. pauley iii, and it was their wish that every american be the same. if the 4th amendment is not compatible with door-to-door retail sadism, then we need to amend further. really, we just want to be watched: americans citizens are the cast in a 'please please do me' sex show aimed at entertaing the powerful. we are an optimistic people; we have a dream: we always see more groveling, dependency, and security ahead. we are a people who lick the ass of the powerful; we are a people who only want to be told what to do; we are a people who definitely do not want to know what powerful people are doing to us or anyone else: for we are a people who love being disempowered, and love those who abuse and ridicule us; and we are a people who last thought for ourselves around 1913. it hurt, so we quit. being a nation under god wasn't good enough: we want to be a nation under men: mediocre, repulsive, power-hungry men, to be sure, but it hardly matters as long as someone tells us who we are and what to do.