We’ve entered a phase where we no longer fix problems… We pretend they’re not there. If facts are really inconvenient, we play act.
We avoid mentioning we are 18 trillion in debt. We just play like we have an excess. We even fantasize on national TV about who we might give it to. Hey… let’s make college FREE!
We measure unemployment in a way massive numbers of unemployed simply dont count.
We redefine “deportations” to pretend we fixed the border.
We declare ourselves the winner of the war on terror and strut away… Leaving a bewildered and previously beaten foe in control of a battlefield he didnt earn. A battlefield paid for in the blood of U.S. patriots.
From the wisdom of a prior era: How many legs does a dog have if you call a tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. ~ A. Lincoln
QUOTE FROM Barack Obama’s West Point Commencement Speech:
“By most measures, America has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world.”
In Iraq and Afghanistan… where you punted any possible gains in process of declaring the game won and turning to run?
Germany, where we got caught spying on their president?
Mexico? The guys holding a US Marine for missing his exit?
In Libya, where our diplomats can be murdered with impunity?
Israel, where we’re not trusted, and for good reason?
Iran, where they will soon be a nuclear power?
Egypt, where our embassy was attacked and burned?
China, who steals our secrets and holds our mortgage?
Surely Russia… where post-rest, Putin is starting to gobble countries like Tic-Tacs?
He then added his obligatory “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” disclaimer:
“Those who argue otherwise – who suggest that America is in decline, or has seen its global leadership slip away – are either misreading history or engaged in partisan politics.”
Anyone ever watch Brazil?
Remember the part where the guy being tortured creates an alternate reality where he’s part of a winning attack on the facility in which he’s held? Suddenly he has great hair, he’s powerful, he can even fly?