Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Allow me to hit you at your head first...

My American readers,

Your country is not the greatest country anymore.

The only three things which USA is number one are:
1. number of people in the prisons (per capita),
2. number of adults who believe in a god (by percentage in developed countires), and
3. largest military budget - more than the next 26 combined.

The world is becoming more unequal, unstable and unsustainable. (That's from Bill Clinton)

UK was number one many years ago. She was called the Empire of Never Setting Sun. But she learnt not to be number one and her people is going on fine. As Clinton says so powerfully, we are all on the same boat. We all live on this planet and there is no second planet that we can go to if we mess this one up.

Let me drive this home with this:

1 comment:

Kara DiCecco said...

Not sure how I feel about the Jeff Daniels rant. All countries have their bag of hammers, but as the saying goes... put all our problems in a circle with the opportunity to trade for another country's problems... I would still take back our country's problems to deal with.