Thomas Friedman’s column from today’s Times is so on point, it’s downright depressing. I know many people who talk about how “proud” they are to be American, and in 2010 I just don’t see it. We’ve lost our exceptionalism; lost our spark; lost our willingness to take risks and go for broke and challenge ourselves.
We are fat and greedy and lazy and boring, and our political leaders are generally the same way. They are motivated by money and longevity and perks, not by making our nation great.