Empire: American patriotism dissected
RICKY Seabra’s obsession with the significance of the American flag is very evident in his show “Empire, Love to Love You, Baby”. He is not alone in his obsession. Millions of other Americans are equally obsessed with the Stars and Stripes. The difference is that Ricky casts a critical eye on this worship of a symbol of American patriotism, something many of his compatriots have not been able to do, especially in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks on the US in 2001.