Taco Bell is up. Obesity rates are up. Horse meat rumors are down. It’s a good time to be an American.
Sad. I wonder how many Wal-Mart customers are facing continuing economic pressures due to the full-scale destruction of small business in America’s small towns and a relentless drive by certain powerful retail players to squeeze every last cent out of its supply chain at the expense of countless other, smaller businesses and their workers?
Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the moment. (via 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America)