Saturday, 8 November 2008

Progressive pride in the US passport

US progressive movement and web guru Ben Brandzel on why the experience of flying abroad to speak at today's Fabian conference felt different after Tuesday's election.

Now, I love America and I’m very pro-America.

For the last eight years, this [American passport] has been something that has an asterisk or requires an explanation: I didn’t vote for him.

For the first time, it wasn’t an asterisk but an exclamation point. I did vote for him, I worked for him with so many others. I won’t be Canadian when I am in cabs abroad for a very long time.

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