@robbiej1978 "Dominating" the world is nothing to be proud of. I'm making observations, not bragging about American imperialism. If you'd like to equate rape and pillage with "[holding] it together", feel free. That's certainly not my opinion. I think US and UK are equally rubbish. Most states are.
Yeah, Alex sounded ridiculous when he said "it was fucking scary how American everything's becoming" around the time MLIR was recorded. Scarier than people with nothing better to do than hand-wring and whine about how identities and cultures evolve?
I like the humor in this song. Obviously America is not and is nowhere near perfect. However, those people who feel the need to hate and bring down the U.S aren't any better. Every country has its many, many flaws. :) Anyway I'm a first-generation American and I'm pretty happy living here :D