Can I just say, I really and honestly thought that the whole chanting ‘USA! USA! USA!’ thing had long-since passed into the realm of ironic kitsch. At the latest, I would have thought that it happened at about the time that Hacksaw Jim Duggan started doing it while toting a 2×4 around the WWF ring. Amazingly, I just learned from Wikipedia that he’s still doing it! How amazing is that?
Anyhow, it boggles my mind that this is considered an actual expression of – what? Patriotism? I love my country as much as the next guy, at least I think so, but I really think that chanting its name loudly and repetitively does not show my love, so much as, well, idiocy.