Morrissey Can Suck My American Balls (But, Like, in a Friendly Way)

Filed under music is my boyfriend, politicking

At the gym this morning, I was listening to Morrissey’s You are the Quarry, and I was getting a little defensive over his song “America is Not the World“. Because while I agree with him, I’m American, and it’s therefore okay for me to spew hate about us, while he is a dirty Brit and would have never achieved the iconic status he has without the love of Americans, namely 20-year-old Hispanic boys living in California. But then I got to this line:

America, the land of the free, they said,
And of opportunity in a just and a truthful way,
But where the president is never black, female, or gay,
and until that day, you’ve got nothing to say to me to help me believe.

And I was like, “TAKE THAT, Morrissey! Sure there’s a bunch of death threats against our Prez-to-be, but we elected him all the same. IN YOUR FACE! (Looooooooove you.)”


  1. Mr. Used Underpants says:

    wait, has BRITAIN ever had a black, female, or gay prime minister?

    Hell, his country can’t even make the logical transition from a matriarchy.

    Plus, they have bad teeth… and that’s a deal breaker even if they do claim Heston Blumenthal as one of their own.

  2. Tessa says:


  3. Adam says:

    Isn’t the fact that we had never elected a black, female, or gay president proof that America is the land of the free? It was an enduring example of a certain variety of freedom: the freedom to not elect a black, female or gay president.

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