It started with killing for the land. Then, the Super Bowl, the World Series, NBA championship, Stanley Cup, Ryder Cup, America's Cup, World Cup and ...
Parents fighting tooth and nail to get their 2-year-old into a prestige day care, so he can make it into the top-notch pre-school, so he will be admitted to the glamour private school so he can make it into Harvard Law 18 years in the future, because that’s where all the winners come from. It has little to do with education.
Lawyers. Their job is not to create a just society. No, they’re taught how win for their side. Prosecutor or defense, it makes no difference. Let’s not pretend we have a system of justice. What we have is a legal game of playing to win.
And so, as in sports, education and law, so too in politics. Again, don’t be fooled into thinking we have a government for the people. Our Supreme Court anoints corporations run amok as persons. Corporations 1 — People 0.
Economics. Too big to fail.
America. The world’s largest superpower. The U.S. has the most nuclear weapons. We are the force to be reckoned with in the world. And, we cannot leave Iraq or Afghanistan until we win.
Bumper sticker: He who dies with the most toys wins.
When I visit other countries I admire their culture: colorful dress, fancy dancing, tasty foods, lively music.
What does America have? Our culture is based on winning.