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American Pride, Manufactured in China

By Christy Harvey  

"American Pride, Manufactured in China"

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The White House wants to make sure people are fully aware of how wonderful and magnanimous we are. To ensure suffering countries know exactly whom to thank, the administration has tried to aggressively brand relief efforts so the U.S. gets maximum credit for its generosity.

To this end, the administration strongly advises overseas workers to sport little lapel pins and baseball caps which proudly declare “USAID” and “From the American People.”

But as Al Kamen of the Washington Post discovered, that American pride isn’t exactly home-grown. Each of these bits of pro-America propaganda carry a tag that says:

Made in China

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