Originally Posted by Fazc
People should stop treating the patriotism of their country like some cheap whore who can be rented out to any slickster with something to sell.
That's a great line.
I've seen a lot of that style of writing recently (not yours, the T-Nation guy). It's weird, like an old-fashioned sermon. The audience are villified and berated for their unworthiness. Their commitment is questioned. Their failure to achieve is not only a personal failure, but symptomatic of a modern malaise. Unfavourable comparison to the previous generation, who were all paragons of hardiness, is made.
I think this sort of writing plays well to a proportion
of Americans (because they play on hard work being the cardinal virtue that trumps anything) and often goes down less well in Europe.
Personally, I don't like those type of writers, because they use inflammatory rhetorical tricks in place of actual argument and evidence.