by Mr. Schnell
We were never exceptional … self centered, hoarding, greedy, narcissistic? … of course! Willing to live with enormous debt, spend money we don’t have, flush indoor toilets, smuggle narcotics from Central American, addict an entire social class, rank number one in gun violence and gun running, and possess a mercenary military empire second to none … yes. But exceptional? Well…now that I think about it … we are pretty much off the charts in quite a few categories and there is that trillions upon trillions of dollars of mounting debt; growing by the second. By goodness golly we are exceptional and all it took to knock our inflated sense of superiority down a notch or two was a killer viral pandemic. A little itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie microbe you can’t even see with the naked eye it’s so itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie. It has shut down Wall Street, ended the NBA season, emptied out Texan megachurches and stymied the moral decay of legal prostitution in Reno Nevada. Simply unheard of in these modern times.
Have we been humbled? Will it make us play nice in the sandbox? Will we be part and partner in the world community or continue our previous role as Overlord?