Saturday, February 19, 2011
To Be an American
In a fit of stupidity, I’ve gone straight from reading All the Devils Are Here to reading The Big Short. In other words, I’m still reading about a bunch of greedy lowlifes that ruined the world’s economy. Some of them are powerful enough that they get to shake the President’s hand. Hell, some of them have advised the President of the United States on economic policy. They make you embarrassed to be an American.
Instead of listening to me whine, I want you to set aside 25 minutes, jump over to Just an Earth-bound Misfit, I and watch the video at the link.
Medevac in the Sandbox
Sergeant Tyrone will make you proud to be an American. In a just world, he and his comrades would come back home to a life of luxury and we’d ship the banksters over there to bleed in the dust. But this isn’t a just world. And increasingly, America isn’t a just nation. Until we learn to value men like Sergeant Tyrone a whole lot more -- and banksters a whole lot less -- we won’t be a just nation. Nor a great one.
February 19, 2011