America’s Queer Thrift

You might think it odd that the USA, the richest nation on earth, is the most reluctant to spend for the health and education of its children or the disadvantaged and the most reluctant to offer foreign aid. That is completely consistent with the national philosophy of selfishness, that asserts it is a Good Thing™ to take as much as others while giving as little in return. They have built a military bigger than all other countries combined to help American merchants exploit other countries in the name of this philosophy. Further, Americans believe corporations are more important than people. From a corporate point of view, children, the elderly and the disadvantaged are simply defective consumers. They are waste people and oddly Americans have unwittingly absorbed this attitude even toward others in their own families.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)