You have probably noticed that there is a bit of an Americana vibe going on in the design of the 100 Thing Challenge blog. And if you’ve been reading for any length of time or have read my book The 100 Thing Challenge then you know that I make a case against what I termed “American-style consumerism.” (Note: This is consumerism that has gotten out of control globally, primarily through America’s influence. Yet, I am a big fan of America and American-created stuff. So while I gripe against American-style consumerism, I am all flags and fireworks for American-style creativity.)
The point is, however, that there’s an underlying Americanness to this blog and my message. It’s just there. In an effort to get a discussion about what America has stood for in the past and will stand for in the future, I want to get a conversation going online. You all know that I am biased. I do not think that America originally stood for excessive consumerism and I hope that it will find a way to reject the excessive consumerism (American-style consumerism) that it has become know for. But there is more to American than excessive stuff. And I’d like to discuss it with you. Would you please consider participating?
I have created a never-been-used-before Twitter hashtag #AmericaThemed and would love to read your tweets, see your pictures, and watch your videos about the themes that run through American history and the themes you want to see in America’s future. Thanks!