I didn't see the OP/ED page of yesterday's San Diego Union Tribune until this morning because I just didn't feel like having my pride in my country crapped on by the local fishwrap. Because I just had that feeling, ya know...
Today, we celebrate 232 years as a nation.
As usual, the Fourth of July weekend is one of those holidays we seem to enjoy more than others. Of course, we will have our family barbecues, fireworks displays, parades with marching bands, some chest-thumping, too, I suspect.
But all is not well in the land of the free.
Reporters without Borders, a research and advocacy organization that defends journalists and media and keeps tabs on press abuses around the world, ranks the United States 48th in the world in terms of press freedom...
Are you freakin' kidding me?! FORTY EIGHTH? Anyone with with half of a brain (which of course eliminates most liberals) can instantly deduce that ranking is utter bullshit.
Want some proof? OK...Reporters Without Borders ranks Canada 18th. Yup, Canada...whose press is SO free that a publisher might just find himself in front of a monkey court if he just so happened to offend a bunch of ragheads in print.
You know...Sand Monkeys. Terrorists. Jihadists.
Every single term I just used could be printed in this country without the writer worrying about being sued.
But not in Canada.
Considering John Eger's background , it is surprising to me that he neglects to tell the readers of his drivel that Reporters Without Borders is funded largely by European governments and George Soros. I wonder if there is any reason to scrutinize RWB's evaluation of America's journalistic freedoms.
Eger goes to great pains to point out other ways in which our country is not so free:
According to the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College in London, the United States currently has the largest documented prison population in the world, both in absolute and proportional terms.
Gee...you mean we actually lock our criminals up? In other words, America must not be so free if we actually imprison criminals to protect the freedoms of law-abiding citizens. Because we all know that in a libtard's brain, criminals deserve all of the same freedoms as the rest of the citizenry.
The Pew Research Center, which does a comprehensive annual survey – taking the pulse of 47 nations around the world about their attitudes toward major powers, particularly the United States – reported: “the precipitous rise in anti-Americanism is startling. Where once it was considered the champion of democracy, America is now seen as a self-absorbed, militant hyperpower.”
Now that rise in anti-Americanism wouldn't have been fueled in any way by our FREE PRESS that blames America first, would it? Just sayin'...
So listen up you unenlightened rubes...this weekend is NOT about celebrating the Land of the Free...it is about feeling guilty for living in this once-great country:
This Fourth of July, we should take time to ask ourselves the tough questions about our wonderful nation, and do what we must to change public perceptions worldwide, but more, to right the ship of state and once again be the greatest experiment in democracy the world has ever seen.
Sheesh. Can't I just have a freakin' hot dog and watch some fireworks?