Friday, August 24, 2012

The Greatest Country in the World



image borrowed from bing


The Greatest Country in the World

There is absolutely no evidence
to support the statement the we’re
“the greatest country in the world.”

We are seventh in literacy,
27th in Math,
22nd in Science, 
49th in life expectancy,
178th in infant mortality,
third in median household income,
fourth in labor force,
and number four in exports.

We lead the world in only three 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.

So,
when you ask me what makes us
the greatest country in the world,
I don’t know what the fuck
you’re talking about.


Aaron Sorkin

Speech delivered by Jeff Daniels
from the premiere of HBO series
THE NEWSROOM. 

Would you like to hear Glenn Buttkus read this speech to you?

2 comments:

Lane Savant said...

You some kinda commininst or sump'n?

- Paul Ryan

Mama Zen said...

God, I love Aaron Sorkin!