Seems kind of apt . . .

Lots and lots of this:

Leads to this:

and so this:

a smattering of this:

Sartre cookingby Roz Chast

and finally, this . . .

“There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world […] We sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons, we passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists and the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence; we didn’t belittle it; it didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election, and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.”

~ Will McAvoy on the question “What makes America the greatest country in the world?” from The Newsroom S01E01


Music by Sunday Girl, “Where is My Mind”