Hopy shit, don't even get me started on this place. Of all the insane nonsensical garbage I've ever experienced, america is by far the worst.
- If you like being sad and hating yourself; America is the place to go.
- If you hate happiness and good health; America is a great place for doing that.
- If you want pain and frustration; America is a place where that is good for it to be happening.
The founders were an odd bunch of dudes (all dudes for some reason) who sewed the flag, fought all the battles themselves, outlawed slavery, definitely never owned any slaves themselves, had sex with a lot of French ladies, wrote the Battle Hymns and the Star-Spangled Banner, field dressed all the wounds, and invented Apple Pie.
Things you can actually, literally fucking do in America
- Own a gun after waiting for 3 days
- Not be able to get a full time status as the company you work for, because doing so would force them to pay for your health insurance
- Become ill and have your condition worsen because you do not receive sick days from your job
- Get fired for taking a day off due to sickness
- Be arrested for peacefully protesting
- Listen to people belittle you for wanting to improve the quality of the air
- Be yelled at because of your enthusiasm for electric vehicles
- Die of thirst because an energy company contaminated the water supply with fracking chemicals due to an accident
- Go into unpayable debt after entering into a college education program
- Graduate from college in a field that is overfilled with other graduates
- Go to jail with a life sentence for possession of drugs
- Shoot someone on your property in Texas and not be charged with murder
- Punished for taking a professional risk and be unable to recover
- Be billed over 10,000$ for a mildly complex medical procedure
- Get shot and killed by a police officer for no reason
- Be brutally attacked by a police officer for no reason
- Vote a politician into office who does the exact opposite of what they promised and is not punished for doing so
- Own a bank, crash the economy with bad market betting, and have your company bailed out
- Pay no taxes (if you're very wealthy)
- Be unaccountable (if you're very wealthy)
- Get arrested for being a certain ethnicity
- Be poor forever
- Pass a law that bans a company from selling a product that is competitive with your own, lesser product
- Get killed by a drone strike
- Pay taxes that end up funding oil companies who spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ocean
- Contribute to the ever growing obesity problem
- Pass a law, which takes away senior citizens' pensions and gives all the money to you
- Not include contraception in your corporation's healthcare plan because God told you that science has no ground
- Anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress
America's law of being poor
- It's your fault
- The things that prevent you from getting out of poverty don't actually exist
- If you don't succeed in life you are just not doing it right
- Why don't you just start a business?
- You're probably black, hispanic, or white trash
- You're probably a criminal
- Drug abuse is of your own agency and has nothing at all to do with any other factors in the environment in which you live
- If you're on welfare you're abusing it
- You don't deserve healthcare until you start making money, otherwise you should just stop having sex (it's really easy)
- Fostering an environment of friendliness and helpfulness is unnecessary and a waste of time. People will not benefit from assistance and goodwill.
America was invented in 1776, when George Washington and Thomas Jefferson discovered an "unpopulated" Washington DC . But, it only appeared to be unpopulated due to several plagues spread in 1492 when Christopher Columbus "discovered" "India." Luck was with our Founding Fathers , when they met a local Indian whose name they couldn't pronounce so they called him "larry." Larry taught them how to plant corn and other vegetables and how to survive on their own without just shooting random things and eating them. Without this native guide our Founding Fathers would never have discovered the secret that would eliminate the natives threat to their power, hidden deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota lay a horrible ancient evil. There they carved their own likenesses as part of it's training, teaching that unnamed horror to love and trust the United States of America as it's provider and guardian, and feeding it a steady stream of "Natives" infringing on America's god-given right to be American. Once a solar cycle, earth's Americans celebrate Thanksgiving to appease this dark lord, providing burnt offerings and reveling in the glory of the blood-sport known as "Football " or, more accurately, Hand-egg. This celebration begins with a feast on Thursday, followed by economically chaotic spending for four days, then shame until the next great public jubilation: The Christmas Wars.
Americans hate lines more than anything. While other societies have developed a tenuous etiquette surrounding the art of queuing, Americans flat-out refuse. This is why the red lines and white lines on the American flag are referred to as 'stripes', because Americans would rather associate their flag with a mediocre Bill Murray film than any mere implication of having to line up.
Consider the following typical exchange between two Americans:
- A: "it is a shame that my loved one has died due to the exorbitant cost of medical bills"
- B: "America has the best medical technology in the world."
- A: "Yes it is a shame that the bankruptcy due to the cost of cancer treatments cost her the house. That never would have happened in Canada."
- B: "Woah, what, you're telling me you'd rather wait in long lines than see your loved ones die suffering and destitute?"
- A: "Oh shit, yeah, you're right. Good save. Yuck, lines."
- A: "Hey are you going to go vote?"
- B: "Fuck yeah I am, woo America!"
- A: "Oh shit, it looks like there's a line"
- B: "Ew gross, fuck it then, somebody else will do it"
Some Americans do line up for certain events, such as voting or Starbucks or Star Wars films. These Americans are viewed as unpatriotic.
Even in life-or-death situations where Americans must line up for something, like riding a rollercoaster, Americans are much more likely to "cut" in line. "Cutting" the line or queue refers to the act of advancing one's position ahead of others without regard or respect to the amount of time that those ahead in a line have waited or the sequential order of arrival. It is odd that Americans would see a line and consider any option other than moving to the only available place for a newcomer. Further puzzling is the minimal respect to lines Americans do observe by "cut-ting" to more advanced position than the one to which they are entitled, but not outright ignoring the line paradigm entirely and entering of their own accord. While some Americans have been known to push aside elderly patrons at restaurants, ATMs or Urgent Cares to the prime position, most of the time they simpy steal their way somewhat further ahead. This represents either a shrewd sense of guile, or a stunning lack of imagination. The idea is further reinforced by the mountains of data and research into American entitlement, which is associated with the concepts of privilege, American Exceptionalism, Imperialism, and Manifest Destiny.
Don't take our word for it
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. To quote the American humorist Kin Hubbard, “It ain’t no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.” It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor, even though America is a nation of poor. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by the American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters. The meanest eating or drinking establishment, owned by a man who is himself poor, is very likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question: “if you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?” There will also be an American flag no larger than a child’s hand—glued to a lollipop stick and flying from the cash register.
Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say Napoleonic times. Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these, a thing without precedent, is a mass of undignified poor. They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five