Chad Kroeger reveals America's ultimate virtue
“To be in a city where you can have a surf session and then go to a city council meeting within the span of an hour, I just think that just shows the American Dream is very much alive.” That’s how Chad Kroeger, a so-called “freelance journalist” (loser), started his proposal in front of the San Clemente city council.
Chad’s goal was simple: to convince local officials to erect a 12-foot steel statue of the deceased Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker, on the San Clemente pier.
“Detroit has the Robocop,” Kroeger argued. “Philly has Rocky. We. Need. Paul. Walker. He represents everything this town stands for.”
“Does Paul Walker have any connection to San Clemente?” the clerk asked Kroeger.
“He… went to high school here,” snapped Kroeger.
“…His cousin went to high school here,” a formerly-closeted-Paul-Walker-fan in the committee clarified.
You can watch the video below for the rest of Chad and partner Bodhi’s hilariously impassioned plea. Even the council members were fairly receptive and amused by the proposal.
But outside of entertainment value, why should we care?
Because Chad’s opening statement, when paired with Chas’s blatant riot proposal, drove me to recall vital truth: No matter how shitty everything is or how much everyone hates one another we, as free Americans, still retain the power to pursue whatever bullshit ideas cross our corroded minds.
Trump’s inauguration proved that. Chad’s plea proved that. BeachGrit proves that on a thrice daily basis.
Long live America! And …Australia? Can you guys do stupid shit too?