Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Make up your mind

I've been listening to the radio all morning, hearing the news about how the world-wide stock markets are going into the shitter.

World economies love it when their currencies rise against the dollar, and of course, everyone (especially Europe) loves to paint the USA as corrupt, ignorant, stupid and/or arrogant. But they sure as hell tie their stock markets and their economies to ours.

As soon as there is a hint of financial stress, the news media starts shouting "The sky is falling!" and starts a false panic. It goes from a hint of speculation of a downturn to some asshole on a liberal media news channel whispering the word "recession"- now the world goes into apoplexy.
And, of course, we have to fix it.

I think Randy Newman had it right in his song "Political Science"

No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens-

We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them

Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too

Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me
They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now

Look, we are either the Great Satan, or we are source of All Things Good and Proper.
But not both.
You can't talk shit about the USA and still expect us to prop up your crappy economy and buy your crappy products, and come visit your crappy tourist attractions while we are on holiday.

TBG, tired of the bullshit.

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