Awwww... I "heart" grenades... How sweet. No war for ooooooil by the way...
They might be assuming that the corner of the self-absorbed "wasted-wad-of-sperm", normatively nihilistic people which they see in the music world and on tour is the whole of American society. Nyet.
They’re quite wrong. Fake “youth counter cultures” often imagine that they’re the only people with brains. It’s a defense mechanism against trying to understanding ideas you don’t like or can’t wrap your brain around. It’s to avoid the obvious conclusion that you’ve fallen into a herd-mentality state of thinking.
These things get a lot funnier when you read the lyrics:
Don't wanna be an American idiot.Talk about mixed up – the leftist are the paranoid ones who are spreading propaganda (just take a look at counterpunch and what really happened or this delusional hideout if you don’t believe me), but they’re somehow also rednecks and faggots? Two in the same, surely! As for being "anti-war" the spite doesn't seem to jive. So they're either not thinking clearly or simply exploiting a dominant trend in their market demographic.
Don't want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mindfuck America.
Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
Well that's enough to argue.
Well maybe I'm the faggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along in the age of paranoia.
Don't wanna be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information nation of hysteria.
It's going out to idiot America.
Let's face it: the listener channels his feelings through the song. You have to imagine the listener, the devoted, possible robotic Green Day fan actually saying “We're not the ones who're meant to follow.”
Besides – avid absorbers of one genre of music are the very ones passively inviting on themselves a “subliminal mindfuck”. Good job taking charge of your own intellect there…
Un-Hunh… Now fork over €15,76 and be a “free thinker” who calls people faggots and xenophobically calls the U.S. (an?) “alien nation”.