Sunday, December 01, 2013

So what have Americans got to be thankful for?

This parody country-western song (which I ran across on Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish) tries to answer that question not by ignoring or denying our troubles, but by putting them in comparative perspective—while cheerfully running down and insulting a lot of other countries in the process.  The result is convincing only up to a point, and some parts of it would probably be objectionable if it were meant to be taken seriously ... but it's not without some grains of truth.

Happy Thanksgiving (a bit late, but better late than never),
Jeff Weintraub