November 20, 2012
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First, I don’t normally get into the political comment game. I keep it in the back of my head that it might be interesting to run for office some day, and I am mindful of what I post on the internet as a result. I do a mental litmus test for how people will judge me for what I say when I post it. I assume I’m a reasonable person, so I assume my litmus test is useful. Hopefully my political commentary doesn’t anger anyone too terribly, and this type of writing will hopefully end here – there are much more fun things to write about than what feels like junior high school peer drama.
Why did I write this? I was on my RSS feed and found this article on CBC. It really made me angry. So here’s my commentary, a message to the over-entitled whining-because-I-got-nothing-better-to-do sore loser right of the USA:
First, you didn’t lose. Your country is far too black and white when it comes to this distinction – it’s one or the other, you’ve won or you’ve lost, and there is no in between. It’s why you pour so much money into international competitions to strut about and chant “USA” when you win and you’re the best, but if you lose then someone obviously cheated. You could put that money towards fixing your own internal problems, but that would be socialism, so it’s better to keep puffing your chest to the world.
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