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Gluttony at the heart of me
Famed worldwide for catastrophe
We tell ourselves we won the race
We delete, deny and cover all trace

Our pride blinds us to stupidity
Attitudes towards us have no validity
Hide behind our mask of virtue
Whilst sins run amok underneath our statue

Run and Hide our name Precedes us
our array of voices merely degrade us
We beat the lobster back to the sea
lest we forget, genocide while they flea

For we were one but gained another
we fought our brother, disregard our mother
If this is appealing come join me
bask in my ignorance, my gluttony

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  • $\begingroup$ "Procedes" or "Precedes"? $\endgroup$ – McMagister Dec 9 '14 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ @McMagister Thank you for picking up on that it has been corrected $\endgroup$ – Oblongamous Dec 9 '14 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ "flea" or "flee"? flea is an insect, flee is to run away. $\endgroup$ – Almo Dec 9 '14 at 16:37
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe it's only because I'm American, but ... this seems a little unnecessarily mean-spirited. $\endgroup$ – Matt Malone Dec 14 '14 at 4:33
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    $\begingroup$ @MattMalone Please I implore you, do not take offense but if you believe it to be mean spirited fair enough. Unfortunately what I have written is the truth! Its not just because the country is a bit lame $\endgroup$ – Oblongamous Dec 14 '14 at 7:58
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America?

Gluttony at the heart of me

America is famous for its consumerism

Famed worldwide for catastrophe

Also famous for invading foreign countries/toppling their governments

We tell ourselves we won the race

Americans won the space race, the cold war. Also, the famous "Mission Accomplished" banner and speech on the war on terror

We delete, deny and cover all trace

NSA covert activities?

Our pride blinds us to stupidity

American exceptionalism

Attitudes towards us have no validity Hide behind our mask of virtue

Americans believe strongly in the virtues of liberty and democracy

Whilst sins run amok underneath our statue

Statue of Liberty. The sins are probably to do with the hypocrisy of toppling democracies that don't support the West, while claiming to support democracy.

We beat the lobster back to the sea

Lobster refers to British soldiers

lest we forget, genocide while they flea

Genocide of the native Americans

For we were one but gained another we fought our brother, disregard our mother

Brother refers to either Canada or the Confederates, mother is Britain. "Gained another" could refer to Hawaii or Alaska.

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