« Poll: Voters Say Bush Obama Is To Blame For Economy | Main | The "No Labels" Terrorist: James Holmes Has "Middle-of-the-Road" Political Views (JWF) »
July 23, 2012

"34 Glorious, American Years"

Karol, of Alarming News fame, was born in Russia but thanks to her family and our good luck, she came to America as a child and still celebrates her arrival.

I don't want to steal too much of it because you need to read it all but this is too perfect.

In 1977, the year I was born and the year my father, his mother, his aunt and many other Jews left the Soviet Union (my mother and I left in 1978), the Soviet propaganda machine began circulating a rumor. It went, roughly: life in America is so terrible that the old people eat cat food.

This was…perplexing.

People didn’t quite get it: they have food specifically made for cats in America? What a country!

A lot of things about America remained beyond their comprehension.

Never ever forget that there were and still are people who believed passionately that America is fatally flawed and authoritarian command systems like the Soviet Union are to be preferred.

Pardon my "American-centric belief" but no matter what financial status you were born into, if you were lucky enough to be born an American, you've already won the lottery.


digg this
posted by DrewM. at 04:33 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Puddleglum: "[i]Fairfax County library puts 'Gender Queer' and ..."

Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "NOOD TREE FIRE ..."

clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead: "Did I say kill? I meant love them to death. ..."

Hari Seldon: "[i]No one is a number. Everyone is an amalgamated ..."

Heavy Meta: "> 393 As do I. Our DA held a press conference Mond ..."

Jordan61: "Nice. ..."

clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead: "Kill them all. ..."

Pug Mahon, Trying not to piss off Krampus : "IMHO, far more attractive than the typical supermo ..."

Thrawn: "They stepped up the portrayals of interspousal abu ..."

FenelonSpoke: "Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2021 12:19 PM (ESj ..."

Wyatt Earp: ">>>If you stop counting certain things as crimes, ..."

Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt: "Mmmmmmm.......Teri Garr........... ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64