I don't tend to think of my Gumption as being a political statement, but then, I hadn't considered all of the cultural implications.
Renting a moto at Joaquin's Motos y Carros del Golf on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, two days ago:
ME: Quiero el rojo, por favor. (I want the red one).
JOAQUIN: Porque? (Why?)
ME: Por me equipo favorito. (For my favorite team //wearing a Bama T-shirt)
JOAQUIN: ....eres comunist? (You're a communist?!?)
ME: No, no! El Alabama Crimson Tide! //pointing at the logo, vigorously