well, that sounds about right.
Let's see, would it help if i told you I'm also an entertainer? That seems to qualify some of my more well known colleagues with *almost* a high school
degree between them, as unassailable experts in geopolitical relations (not to mention climatology) these days, .well at least in some coastal circles......
AND, as an added bennie
it magically insulates them from any criticism whatsoever over the millions they *earn* for make-believing they are someone else or playing kids
games while men
who drive the economic engines that feed the civilized world are routinely condemned.
Maybe you're right, maybe "Americans" will never learn to emulate the prejudice, intolerance, corruption and lack of opportunity engendered thereby in the countries they left behind to fight for a new, free life here; including those millions seeking to to try to become "americans" as we speak- giving up everything they have and risking their lives to do so. How misguided those poor souls must be.......
As for lawyers, we may actually agree here. I studied law in Italy
and elsewhere to get other perspectives on the rules by which societies exist...and no, I'm not wealthy LOL, just fortunate to have received a few scholarships and the much appreciated benefits afforded by the GI Bill. In any event, I didn't study law to become a "lawyer"; I studied so I could learn how to protect myself and valued others FROM lawyers. As the man said, "can't play the game
if you don't know the rules", and in that game
, only the anointed get to play.
Oh, for those who just can't wait to pile on here..have at it
You see, I and most of my family
were born Texans, my uncle died trying to save europe's freedom when shot down behind enemy lines in France
and executed on the ground by the Germans. My father was decorated for bravery in Italy attempting the same thing. He was later one of the heroes of the cold war, an honest to god rocket scientist, whose efforts contributed to keeping the former Soviet Union from "unionizing" any more of the world than they had managed to grab at the end of the war. My brother and I fought in..well..lots of places...and my son is currently a Lieutenant with the 82nd ABN Division.
I think Orwell may have said it best...something like this...
"Good people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because
Somewhere rough men
stand ready to visit violence upon those
who would do them harm"
Frankly, I don't mind one damned bit being called an American.