Monday, July 11, 2016


This is a great county.  We live in the best country in the world.  Well, that's how we've branded ourselves over the past 200 years.  I happen to agree with this, but I think it's time to quit resting on our reputation.  See, I think, no I contend that we don't improve our country because we use the best as the excuse.  So, when someone complains about the goings on inside the US, inevitably someone says,  "Yeah, but we are the best country in the world."  Hinting that we should be glad of where we are, because we could have worse.

I don't like this. It's like, we can't make the country better because comparatively, we are.  I think we need to rethink how we approach being the best.  We much innovate and be better.  Here's a clip from "The Newsroom" and now cancelled HBO show:

This video brings up  some of the things we need to think about.  How can we be number 1 when we refuse to continue.

As I watch us war against one another on primetime TV, and I think, how can we continue?  We are in such a contentious time that we have forgotten that we are all Americans.

We are part of the problem or the solution.  I choose solution.  

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