That's the United States. With abiding respect for the generation that weathered the Great Depression as children and fought in World War II, I have some issues with the myth-making around The Greatest Generation. (Name is required. All Rights Reserved. It doesn't cost money, it costs votes. … There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest … Posted by: This is only a preview. Jerry R. | What is exceptional about the US is the variety of spectacular country from beaches to deserts to mountains and there still is elbow room. Posted by: I agree that the first part of the speech held a far greater amount of truth and harsh accuracy. Danny M | Why did we stop demanding the same standard of our elected officials and our journalists that we demand of ourselves? It is not scientific achievement when someone "invents" the wearable dog toilet. Smartmatic, on its own fact-check page, also says this is crazy. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT (WHICH YOU SHOULD WATCH INSTEAD). WTF?). But the moderator keeps needling him until...snap. A place where pastors have been banned from free speech for speaking from the pulpit? America leads in incarcerated citizens... yes. It may be argued that we had Shakespeare - hands up all those who really enjoy tragey - but one person doesn't make a country great. Freedom isn’t afforded to a citizenry because it inherently produces the best results, it’s afforded simply because it’s right. My husband is an unemployed STEM guy, and now I'm out of work. Thanks to GQ.com, here's a transcript of the terrific mini-speech from How to Write an Aaron Sorkin Script, by Aaron Sorkin. !Get out of the brainwash your goverments do to you and realise it!Finaly!Ok,i understand that you need reasons to feel proud about your nation,but you must also face the truth and actualy do something about it,sometime... :-/. We have been fact-checking Trump’s claims since May 2019, and the basic facts debunking them have not changed, though in recent weeks, Trump … The more money is revered, the bigger the damage is that it does - and nobody is more in love with the notion of money and combat over it, be it actual combat or just mental battling, than America. I read all these comments here and know I am playing to a hard audience, but what I sense from the comments from the 3rd world "developing nations" are cultural and materialistic envy of a nation that succeeds on so many levels its too long to list here. The false vision of modern America that Will McAvoy decries is no more false than the "good old days" McAvoy celebrates. Maybe his father died in World War II or served in Korea or fled a bad situation in a third world country or came her to work against their families wishes and decided to stay. Just remember it was knuckle-draggers like me that kept your 1st Amendment right secure all these years, and be thankful you weren't born in a country that would spirit you away at midnight for being such a whinging twat towards your own country. We reached for the stars, and we acted like men. tolbob | Today people extol London as possibly the greatest city in the world - it has the most toxic atmosphere anywhere from traffic.Great? Not that we are above criticism just that it needs to be accurate. Some countries have achieved worthwhile things, yes, but often they have been related to so called advances in science, enginering and medical science - despite the latter producing costly, even out of reach products for so many - and let's not overlook the resources to be warfaring nations. And those are the first two things that made this country great. Because that over-abundance and free choice that allows you to become a glutunous pig, allows Americans the choice to create the optimal, healthiest lifestyle possible. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. tucson | Highest rate of immigration (total number, not the idiotic net migration rate that depends on per capita that shoots Qatar to the top because 3 people moved there)? Liberals want the change and then complain when their changes don't work out better for anyone including them. Brian Hines | Two hundred seven sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. For those of you who can't be bothered, I've included a transcript below. We stood up for what was right! Screw America's rank on mathematics or science; without America it won't matter anyway. Them. (Some of our helicopters going into Aceh to feed and clothe your waterlogged citizens even got SHOT AT! How exactly do you rank nations "in science?" Jeff also forgot to say that America is first also to fat people... Posted by: Certainly not original patents, where America leads globally. Sponsor: American Airlines, Inc., 1 Skyview Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76155. Posted by: America. Our health care system leaves a lot to be desired. Konstantinos | Posted by: Brian Hines: Break Free of Dogma: Churchless sermons preaching the gospel of spiritual independence, Brian Hines: Life is Fair: The Law of Cause and Effect, Brian Hines: God's Whisper, Creation's Thunder: Echoes of Spiritual Reality In the New Physics. The problem is the writers of this series are of the same mindset as the professors who are teaching our kids to lean toward socialism and atheism. November 25, 2014 at 03:07 AM, Official documents(AND FACTS!!!) I have little doubt that the rampant militarism is also a cultivated effect, the military industrial complex is the recipient of much of the yearly trillion dollars the taxpayers pump into killing people abroad so there is an obvious upside in telling Americans they had it coming in order to keep the gravy train rolling. They will do as they wish and pay no heed to the common person, for we do not hold big enough purse strings. October 29, 2014 at 09:33 PM. Hi, as a Brit, I pose the question: is there such a thing as the greatest country - in fact, has there ever been? I wanted to brag on my country for a bit, but to get back to the point, none of those statistics, had they even been true, have anything to do with freedom. jerseys cheap | -Charlie Skinner. I disagree however in the defense of "the worst generation ever", of which I am a member. I will be whatching this show!!! Saudi? Posted by: Will Fine. No matter how great this country once was, there were always people who chose not to think so and unlike a lot of other countries, they can get on national television or behind a university podium and say so. Archived. We simply don't have immigration or police officers in sufficient numbers. We don’t have a great life expectancy, but ironically, that comes as a consequence of freedom. June 30, 2012 at 09:27 PM. Biden was describing voter protections. tucson, I love the USA also. Brian Hines: Return to the One: Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization. I sure wish we had more politicians who talked like this. I know...Switzerland. Help! It has achieved a stasis of irreversible decadence and intrinsic deceit. The United States isn't the greatest country in the world. What a damm shame we have come this low in our history,.I love this country and would not live anywhere else, but it is time to kick the professional politicians out of office and elect people that care about this country and that goes for Republicans and democrats. That TV series is trying to tell us the problem with this county is the greedy businessman. On top of that, it's a nation of laws. January 06, 2015 at 05:59 PM. Posted by: June 28, 2012 at 09:44 AM. Posted by: Every progressive and their dog has sent it to you, using it declare the death of American pride and excellence. Or other places he’s mentioned like Belgium and France, where even the U.N. reports that violations of religious freedom have increased dramatically with the except of radical Islam, that has grown so rapidly, they’ve been able to establish their own anti-freedom communities, courts and even laws. I understood it to be saying that your generation has been placed in the worst possible situation because of what has preceded you. But joblessness actually rose slightly for African American workers, to 16.8% from 16.7%. Neo | Release date: 24 June 2012, HBO Will It's not the greatest country in the world, professor, that's my answer. He’s right, we stood up for what was right. They elected Reagan. July 04, 2012 at 09:33 PM. Eastern Europeans, allowed by membership of the EU, come here freely now and set up brothels and trade young girls. ACCOUNTS!!! For the starry-eyed kids of my generation, who grew up fully expecting to be one of the thousands of people living and working in space, and to thrive in a country so wealthy with knowledge and wisdom that space was a natural extension of the American Dream, it is clear: If America is not the best, it is because we are so far from what we could be. All is not lost. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57411981-10391704/u.s-teen-pregnancy-rates-at-an-all-time-low-across-all-ethnicities/, Posted by: Here’s the fulcrum of his argument. A great speech, so good they had to say it twice. They might not get elected, but I'd vote for them. Remember no matter what you are told, always follow the money and that is where the honesty lies. Aaron F. | Fact-checking science-based claims. I loved this speech and posted it in my social science class. Main Freedom is great, but it’s not cheap, it’s not easy and there will always be someone wanting to take it away from you. Kind of like the show itself. ligaya barlow | 178th in infant mortality This is laughable. Every progressive and their dog has sent it to you, using it declare the death of American pride and excellence. Our energy, transportation, and other infrastructures are crumbling, while other countries are investing much more than us and moving ahead. Why would Israel ever have a reasonable dialogue or negotiate lasting peace with their neighbors knowing we stand behind them with our finger on the trigger? Because whether it’s food, technology, cutting edge training protocols with the freedom which allows for that kind of mediocrity also comes the best of the best. Rick Heitmann | It has the money, technique, and expertise to pursue criminals. To turn off your TVes and playstations would be a good start...and then throw the freaking guns out of your homes...and stop eating all these humbergers and junkfood all the time!Make your own gardens!The ancient Greeks used to say:"Healthy minds exist into healthy bodies." ", Posted by: But in his mocking of national defense he misses one of leftism’s greatest ironies in that all of these countries who granted still only enjoy the paltry selective freedom that their government allows their citizens are only afforded the ability to enjoy any of it in the first place because of the United States of America. And all the anti-America lies and deceit are perfectly fine an unchallenged. A redneck in a trailer park drinking bottom shelf beer, running a convenience store, firing guns off into the woods on Saturday night is still free, unlike the child in China who’s told by her government at age 6 that she’ll be an Olympic gymnast because she has the right bone structure and genetics. At some point in time we have to improve ourselves beyond "might" and actually be the best and brightest again. China Hand | The question asked today by a young person would more likely be, “why is America the worst most racist county in the world?” And if a liberal panel answered how they truly feel, they would say “this country is the worst in the world because of capitalism and Christianity”. http://alfeiospotamos.blogspot.gr/2014/03/blog-post_4570.html, Posted by: That question is still posed over here, you know. Facebook Initiative Debunking false stories. 1 being the least corrupt and 100 being the most corrupt. a place where where freedom of the press is essentially non-existent with a monopoly on TV news coming from government funded media, and where the right to free speech… is not even actual right at all. Susan | I am from Canada, and will say that this speech is dead on accurate in regards to the USA and Canada. This is normal, right? "We used to stand up for what is right." Where can I download a copy of Will's speech about what has been done in the "name of Christianity" This show is brilliant. You only have one choice! July 04, 2012 at 11:34 PM. The second part, though, largely guts the first. You're right: there's a lot to admire about our country. Scott | All Times EST. Take America away, France and Spain won't do shit to save the world from the nut jobs in the Middle East or Russia or North Korea or the dozens of other rogue states which threaten global security. August 22, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Posted by: America is not perfect but the list of ugly events portrayed in movies and schools today have been exaggerated and all things worthy have been hidden away. The USA is just one of many nation states that have a lot to offer. Why the hell would France or Spain "do shit" if they know we will? The baby boomers sold us all out. Think about that before you cheer the speech of a man who looks down on the generations whose opportunities his generation ruined. Jon | It's necessary to be specific: in which way. Six | The country had changed so much for the worse we moved to the Philippines in July. Why do you think that is? We're out of control. But as reliant on the health of so many other things as it is, it is the canary in the coal mine. Even if you personally don’t like American culture, this one is undeniable as seen by looking at the top grossing films, albums and most influential modern artists of our time, American dominates the list. “It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor. Just too bad, as a barely making it senior woman, that it costs so much more money to have quality tv instead of the garbage on network tv. There may be a shred of truth to that. Monkii 360 is my favorite Covid-era home workout device, How to get MacOS Big Sur to show a flag next to emails, Here's why I loved The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, DIRECTV back to its irritating channel-losing ways, If you can't be with the life you love, love the life you're with. ... As early as June 2018, he was bragging, "In many ways this is the greatest economy in the HISTORY of America and the best time EVER to look for a job!" 7 days ago. If liberals are so fuckin' smart, how come they lose so GODDAM ALWAYS! Posted by: His jab at people who “believe in angels” which is the lynchpin that ultimately and entirely undermines his entire point that I’ll address in closing. Practically verbatim reproduction of the speech from Aarkin's 2006 show, Studio 60 on Sunset Strip. 'Nuff said methinks. It also depends on whether or not you want to count the EU as a country, which the survey that "The Newsroom" used does. We're beaten by Belgium, Austria, Denmark, and 13 other countries. I full heartly agree with the writer of this speech!!! May 13, 2015 at 12:48 PM. You're not just testing the human ear anymore; you want people to hear what he's saying. Shame on you elitists for mocking a patriotic America. America is home to the highest number of overweight and obese people. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Firstly a couple of things, the infant mortality rate is a long debunked myth, and the fact that Jeff Daniels character uses it here shows us the “unbiased” slight of hand that I’d mentioned earlier. The only thing that has changed in this country is that it has become more socialistic and more godless. They teach our kids the British solders attempted genocide on Native Americans with germ warfare a century before anyone knew what a germ was. At least not in our experience. Truth be told, we know that both our countries are failing on a global scale. Let's talk about the most selfish, self-centered, self-entitled generation in American history: the Baby Boomers. What I sense from some Americans comments are leftist liberal mindsets that think denigrating their own country by cherry-picking criticisms makes them seem somehow elitist, for a short while. Will It's not the greatest country in the world, professor, that's my answer. Moderator Let's talk about— Will Fine. Brian Hines | Wake up to Covid reality, fellow Oregonians, Putting our dog to sleep was a tough decision, My StreetStrider riding tips -- after 35 fun miles, Gum graft goes fine (relax, if you need one), Do my telomeres look longer? I wonder if the writer of that speech or that actor ever served his country and believed in something greater than himself to the point he was willing to risk his life for it. August 02, 2015 at 05:09 PM. Whether we can undo what they've done is doubtful. Uh-huh. After rightly telling us over and over how bad modern media is, The Newsroom caps the story of McAvoy's redemption with NOTHING that relates to "good old journalism." The Newsroom: 'America is not the greatest country in the world anymore' speech, Jeff Daniels The Newsroom is a TV series that only went for 25 episodes from 2012 to 2014. In 1953 my parents - father a teacher and mother a secretary - did not own a car, nor even a TV on which to view Queen Elizabeth's coronation, in fact we didn't have the latter until three years later, and never did have a family car. The old enemy still lives. A lot to like. tom dauria | It’s worth a watch. November 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM, [From Blogger Brian: Yes, I can handle the truth. There are an awful lot of illegal aliens in the United States - why do you suppose they come here? I've been many places in the world, but I still love this country the best not because I think it's perfect, but because I still think it's a great country. None of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are without a doubt, a member of the WORST-period-GENERATION-period-EVER-period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don't know what the fuck you're talking about?! Them. Posted by: That’s right, the Belgium, France, Japan, Italy, Germany all of those countries mentioned get to enjoy the benefits of the free world, because the greatest peace-keeping organization the world has ever known, the United States military… keeps it that way. "...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". What objective measure is used there? Even with many of the exceptions from the UK or Canada, they most of them only found success once they made it in and moved to the United States. Sure, freedom has ultimately produced fantastic results, but even if or when it doesn’t that isn’t the case, it doesn’t negate the inherent moral superiority of freedom as a governing principle to tyranny. Possibly the only ones to qualify, I would suggest, would be those in such as Indonesia, who knew how to live peaceably, content with such minimal resources as were available to them. It's like he is not only blaming the liars, but those who believed in those lies. Posted by: Before you get your hate-comments ready, it’s true that on the Global Technology index, the United States ranks third behind Finland and Japan overall when a more significant portion of technological advancements come from government, but the United States still leads by a large margin in individual innovations/patents per capita because sure, it’s hard to argue with our global stand-outs like Microsoft, Google, or Apple but more importantly, the United States is still the land of small business owners and innovators, not only a few companies with big government contracts. The United States has historically, and continues to lead the world in both manufacturing and innovation. Are they things our FDA hasn't approved yet? It's a longer watch, yes. I will beat the shit out of you, I don't care how many protein bars you eat!" By men, who were silly enough to believe in angels. They had to have just one more thing. Micha | Posted by: Posted by: I believe other countries have a lot to learn from the United States, and the United States has a lot to learn from other countries. The attack on the college girl's generation was unfair--I blame the old goats in my generation(especially the mean spirited extreme right wingers-which seems to be all Republicans these days) for the polarization of political positions. in English: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203220431734269&set=a.10203220405413611.1073741839.1312866751&type=3&theater, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203220432134279&set=a.10203220405413611.1073741839.1312866751&type=3&theater, http://alfeiospotamos.pblogs.gr/2014/02/pagk-ploytos-tote-giati-toso-misos-kai-exathliwsh-gia-toys-polit.html, http://alfeiospotamos.pblogs.gr/2014/03/oloi-mazi-ta-trwne-ektos-apo-toys-anthrwpoys-deite-drakoys-bampi.html, http://alfeiospotamos.pblogs.gr/2014/02/bretton-woods-b-i-s-trapezes-kai-ellhnikoi-logariasmoi-katapiste.html, THESE ARE THE U.S.A. If you truly want your country the greatest. Hardly the stuff of Murrow and Cronkite. It’s worth a watch. Of many nation States that have a say... 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