I wake up every morning and thank my lucky stars that I’m an American. Every time I watch the news I’m reminded that the United States is the best place on earth. Think about it. I could be living in one of those horrible Middle Eastern countries where
The news is controlled and filtered to provide only the government’s viewpoint,
The people are superstitious and poorly educated,
Foreigners are not trusted,
Intellectuals are marginalized,
The government uses fear to retain power,
Education is a political tool,
Politicians reduce complex problems to emotionally volatile slogans,
Religion is used to divide people,
The government encourages corporations to rape the environment,
Political dissenters are attacked as unpatriotic,
Religious leaders preach hate and intolerance,
The government spends an inordinate amount of money on its military,
Elections are rigged,
Science is subservient to religion.
On second thought, I’m going back to bed.