Six Years Ago Today

September 11th, 2007 at 3:25 pm by Mark
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     Six years ago today, I was living in a wannabe-First-World country that finally made me realize, “Hey, this place is more f&*$ed up than a Football bat!”  After a couple of lengthy discussions, a bit of screaming, sporadic violence and some careful planning, I decided to come back to the United States after a three year absence.

     To everyone who says, “Oh, the [insert some random country’s pathetic, government-provided excuse for a public solution] system is so much better in [insert some random country] than here in the US!” I would only say one thing:

     Move there and find out what it’s really like compared to here, instead of believing some fairy-tale novella written by some asshat academic who’s never stepped foot in the country he adores above his own.
     When it comes right down to it, the hard truth is that we get to enjoy the fruits of our labors, enjoying the best of most everything, whereas other countries export it for the good of their GDP.

     Never forget what happened six years ago today.

     Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.


3 Responses to “Six Years Ago Today”

  1. Diva Says:

    Well said, Mark. It’s amazing how soon we forget how well off we really are, and how in the blink of an eye it can all change forever.
    Whether we like the current president or hate him… Whether we are for the war or against it…
    We are still the most fortunate nation in the world.

  2. FHB Says:

    preach on bro. been all over the world, but would really only live in a hand full of places.

  3. Mushy Says:

    Yep, can’t argue with you there bud.

    I get pissed at times about how things go in this country, but I know it’s still the best thing going.