And with a straight face, you’re gonna tell students that America’s so star-spangled awesome, that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom. So 207 sovereign states in the world, like a hundred and eighty of them have freedom.
Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know, and one of them is, there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force, and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only 3 categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined. 25 of whom are allies. But you, nonetheless, are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period.
First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.” —The Newsroom (2012)
Now that I’ve binge-watched the Newsroom in 48 hours I’m gonna watch it all again
I am doing the EXACT same thing.
I regret nothing.
Aaron Sorkin (x)
And I’m a sobbing mess. And Cyrano! Of course that’s where Roxy comes from.