A couple of months ago, Freakonomics Blog asked its readers to decide a new "6-word motto" for the United States. And the winner was:
Our Worst Critics Prefer to Stay
Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics wrote:
I applaud your choice of winner, and I especially applaud “edholston,” the blog reader who wrote the motto. “Our Worst Critics Prefer to Stay” is, while perhaps not outrightly uplifting, a wonderfully concise acknowledgment of the paradox that a capitalist democracy inevitably is: a place that is often well worth complaining about, and which allows you to complain as loudly as you wish.
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Sneak into Mexico. You could open up a world of travel possibilities into Central and South America.
You do sound whiny and lazy, though.
"Proud American" who shows us all what it means to be lazy by reading into what I wrote instead of what I actually wrote. Show me where I am "pissing and moaning."
"Proud American" assumes that I'm a socialist and then lazily stereotypes all socialists as "stupid" - stupid people like Albert Einstein who wrote an essay entitled "Why Socialism?"
If "Proud American" wasn't so busy showing off his laziness, he could've saved himself some embarrassment and done a web search. (Even George Dumbya Bush knows how to "use the google.")
Being lazy like “Proud American” is easy because it doesn't disturb his world view by having to research or think or keep an open mind or to ask questions. Those things are hard and make his head hurt. It's easier and lazier to throw out a few insults and cliches than to open a dialogue.
Cut a check or STFU.