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November 2, 2012 / Fantelius

Strange Silence from Shouting Puppets

I wonder why the candidates never mention where their country excels.

USA is, for instance, #1 in income inequality.
It is also #1 in the number of people in jail, and in a class by itself in the number of private prisons where the inmates work as slaves.

#1 for the percentage of citizens with food insecurity among “developed” nations and tied for #1 for students with the least knowledge of Math.

Although only among the 10 lowest in the developed nations for life expectancy, its rate of decline is #1.

It ranks 108th of 133 nations in terms of bank soundness, but you’d think the candidates would mention being the #1 supporter of the banks with money taken from the people.

They could at least brag about a #1 position for mother independence. American mothers, unlike all other developed nations, get no maternity benefits, not a penny.

But most surprising of all is the lack of pride in military spending. The USA is an outstanding #1 here spending as much as all the other countries combined. It is also #1 in weapon sales. Why the silence? These achievements allow them to be #1 in killing people throughout the world.

The candidates must be sick or something. A sore throat perhaps. No, that’s not possible. The US ranks #1 in spending on health care and on having obscenely rich medical insurance companies.

Hmmm, what a strange silence, not to mention the silence of their cheerleaders in the other “developed” nations.
They must be very modest.

 

(Tomorrow: Great Simplicity)

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  1. rebecca2000 / Nov 2 2012 5:00 pm

    hahah I love this you know. YOu make great points.

    • Fantelius / Nov 2 2012 5:40 pm

      Thanks Becca. That means a lot.

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