"If you don't like it here, if you think you are getting screwed royal, the door is open for you to live somewhere else and try your luck. I will tell you this however. There are very few places on this globe which will coddle you more than these United States."
Will this ever end? Ever? Yesterday, our favorite pipsqueak from THE SQUAD was in town with that rocket scientist from Texas (that be Shelia Jackson Lee). They were here to offer a stinging critique on how messed up we are in Minnesota. We are beset with institutional racism. It runs deep here in the northland. How so you might ask? Look at our achievement gap. Or, been to the fair lately? It is really on display there. Huh? How? Food vendors. Way, way too many WASP type food vendors. We are becoming more diversified as a state, so we want, no WE DEMAND - more diverse food at the fair!
Wow! This is interesting! We better establish a "blue ribbon commission" to investigate this travesty. Even SJ Lee chimed in by reminding us hayseeds, that this nation has benefited from getting 250 years of free labor. Huh? Get ready folks - here comes the "r" word again. Racism? Nope - reparations. No matter how good we get, how liberal this state has become, no matter the fact we are known world wide as a mecca for maximum welfare benefits - we are not good enough. 250 years of "free labor" has caused deep, deep institutional racism in the northland.
I'm sorry if you are bored reading this. Try writing about it - I am really bored in doing so. So, here is the truth. Better buckle up for this one folks. This is from an article in Forbes from a few years ago. It was an article which was explained how American poverty compared to world poverty.
The bottom 5% of income earners in America, live better than almost 70% of the rest of the world. Fine Bird! You are talking about all the poor countries being in that 70%. Not really. The article also said the bottom 10% in our country live better than the bottom 10% in Germany and France. Plus - our bottom 10% are just as well off as the bottom 10% in socialist type countries like Denmark and Finland (Take that Bernie!).
The citizens and patriots who live here (yes, we are really a diverse group) - are sick to death of all this bellyaching done by the chattering class. We have it good in this state - very good. If you want to open up an ethic food stand at the fair - go for it. There is no law, nor "invisible boundary" which will keep you from doing so. Be warned however - most of the vendors return every year. Getting a seat at the vendor table is a hard thing to do - for all of us.
One more thing, and this really does need repeating. If you don't like it here, if you think you are getting screwed royal, the door is open for you to live somewhere else and try your luck. I will tell you this however. There are very few places on this globe which will coddle you more than these United States. And in these United States, Minnesota is the closest to a nanny state that one can find. Translation = life outside the United States (especially Minnesota), can be very tough. Life or death tough.
Well, it is Saturday. Time to venture out in this repressive society to grocery shop and run errands. How do I really feel? Every minute I spend in this great country is a blessing. A HUGE blessing. I have been to other countries. I have seen real poverty. We have it better than good. Better than great. We seriously do. For those who constantly wail "I want, no I DEMAND", I respond to you this way. I want, no I DEMAND - for you shut up. My ears are tired of hearing you.