As "Americans", particularly right now, at this moment in hisotry, we need to get our heads around the FACT that it's not enough to just SAY we're great - we actually have to BE great. Sitting on our increasingly fat asses, espousing ideals that we don't really understand ain't workin'. And for (fill in your higher-power-of-choice here)'s sake, we MUST start THINKING FOR OURSELVES.
Video may have killed the Radio Star (am I dating myself?) but for sure, it killed critical thinking. Where are the Smother's Brothers when you need them?