If you had to serve a meal to an ambassador from another country that symbolized your country’s culture, what would you choose? Do you think s/he would love it as much as you do?
It would definitely have to be a big, fat, juicy, fully-loaded double cheeseburger with a slice of American cheese and several strips of bacon. I think that pretty much exemplifies our love affair with excess — consuming more than our share, our belief that bigger is always better and our love of things that have no substance or real value. It has to have American cheese on it, since it is the blandest and most artificial cheese on the planet.
Would this ambassador love it as much as I do? I don’t know. It would depend upon their own cultural tastes. I certainly don’t love cheeseburgers. The burger itself is overloaded with saturated fat. The bun is overloaded with carbohydrates. The cheese is overloaded with fat and artificial additives. The burger is poison but it does accurately symbolize American culture, or our lack of culture. Come to think of it, American “culture” is also poison. It’s diluting, perverting and poisoning every other culture in the world.