People are worried about the national debt. I can understand their fears and I do not wish to make light of them. I would however like to suppress those fears by letting you know that there is nothing to worry about, because we will never have to pay that debt.
Let me first say for the record that I love my country. I am not Anti-American, nor am I a loud flag waving patriot. While there are a lot of things America does wrong, there is one thing that we do better than anyone else. We do this so well, that seeing the feeble attempts of others in this arena, is laughable. This was true over 100 years ago, it is true today, and 100 years from now, it will still be true. America entertains the world. Ask yourself, what is your favorite Japanese band? What is your favorite Russian movie? What is your favorite Bosnian video game? Right! I don’t know either.
While there are some exceptions, American Movies are loved by the whole world. We have superior actors, superior special effects, and superior quality of sound and picture. Our movies are translated into many different languages on DVD or Blu-Ray discs for the benefit of the world. Billions of dollars a year are paid to see them. People who do not speak english watch these movies where the dialogue track is replaced with one that is in their own language. That is almost unheard of in this country, because if you have ever watched a dubbed movie, then you know, it sucks. The reason other countries do this is because the only other alternative is to watch a poorly made sub-standard piece of sh#t excuse for a movie.
American Music is a global phenomenon. There are American bands that travel the world playing not only to large arenas, but stadiums, and outdoor venues where people numbering in excess of two hundred thousand show up to hear them play. These are non-English speaking countries. Most of these people cannot understand word of it, yet they show up in droves. I know of no artist that has come to this country and even come close to that level of success singing in a foreign language whether it be live, on the radio, or just record sales.
So, what does this have to do with our debt? Ok. Billions and billions of dollars are spent every year on TV’s, IPods, IPads, Stereos, Blu-Ray Players, computers, hard drives, jump drives, cell phones, and so on. These are the most in demand products on the globe right now, and NONE of them are made in America. That is OK. It makes no difference whether we make them or not. We do something far more important. What we do, is make those products worth owning.
I don’t want a TV, or a Blu-Ray player if all I can watch is a bunch of non-sense! I don’t want a kick-ass stereo system, or an IPod if all I have to listen to is a bunch of shitty music that I don’t like, and I don’t want a computer if I can’t be entertained by the music, TV, and movies made by the people in this country. Without American music and movies I wouldn’t care about any of that stuff, and guess what, Neither would anyone else.
Even if we fold, we’re gold. We don’t really have to pay that money back. They won’t attack us or kill us or destroy this country; and do you know why? It’s for the same reason they allow us to run around the world enforcing our own morality. They all know that if America goes away, they will be bored for the rest of their lives.
So now you can relax. so you can go out on your front porch, open a beer, and hoist your flag up just a little bit higher. You can be thankful that you live in the country, who gave you movies like Star Wars, The Princess Bride, The Lord of the Rings, and The Blues Brothers. Strip down to your underwear, and climb on to your roof and scream at the top of your lungs with pride, knowing that you are a citizen of the country who gave voice to bands like The Doors, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, ZZTop, and Ted Nugent.
If the world is a fun place, it’s because The United States made it that way. I don’t mean to say that there are not other fine contributions by other countries. For the most part America reigns supreme, so don’t forget YOU ARE AN AMERICAN AND LIFE WITHOUT YOU IS NOT WORTH LIVING.
I am Tom Nardone, and you are welcome
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