I have been wondering lately whether Americans actually deserve a better future. Do we? I honestly can't answer that question. A few years ago I would have automatically said we do, but now I'm just not so sure anymore. Today, Americans oppose any sort of tax increases, which is fine. But then these same people will also oppose major cuts in all major areas of spending, such as defense, Medicare/Medicaid, and more. And yet, these same people wonder why on earth the deficit keeps growing, and they blame Obama for it.
Let's face it, most Americans are flat out stupid. They can be convinced to vote for anything if you run enough TV ads. Americans are ignorant, arrogant, and downright gullible. For example, let's look at local politics, at a scenario that is repeated every election year many times. Candidate A is an independent, and candidate B is a corporate slimeball that will take money from anyone to get elected. Candidate A has a great start, but then candidate B floods the airwaves with attack ads, using all of his Citizen's United Super PAC money. These ads contain something like "Candidate A is a pedophile, he hates America and he is friends with Osama bin Laden". Guess who wins that election? It's the guy who spends more on TV ads. And he will win, every single time..
Americans will literally vote for whoever spends more money on TV ads, and that is a well known fact. It doesn't matter what the issue is, Americans would vote to invade Canada, if the Invade-Canada lobby bought enough TV spots between episodes of American Idol and Jersey Shore.
Let's face it. We're fat. We're becoming less educated every passing year. We're flat out stupid. We're ignorant. And worst of all, we're arrogant. Americans think they live in the best country on earth. We don't. The only remarkable things about America are the bad things, like our obesity rate, our defense budget, and our healthcare spending.
It's ridiculous. Unless Americans collectively gain a few IQ points in the next few years, our country can only slide further and further into crisis. We will continue to vote for lower taxes on the rich, and we'll try to pay for it by taking away health insurance from our poorest people. We'll continue to spend less and less on education, while spending billions more on the defense department every single year.
Our country is downright screwed, and we've got NO ONE to blame for it but ourselves. Hmmm....where's my passport?