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  •  They are all "socialist", they must be trailing us (6+ / 0-)

    We're all rugged individualists who pull ourselves from the gutters, up by our own bootstraps, into the Capitalist American Dream. They are all lazy socialists who want someone to give them free stuff. So we have to be doing better than them, right? If we aren't, that might seem to prove that European style democratic socialism works better than American style vampire squid capitalism. And if that were true, then Karl Marx wins, Russia wins, the ghost of Lenin is tap dancing on Reagan's grave, and we all have to admit that we've been hoodwinked by a gang of bandits. We're rugged individualists! We don't get hoodwinked by bandits! So obviously, we have to be doing better than they are, and any supposed "facts" contradicting this conclusion are the work of anti-American commie Kenyan muslin traitor terrorist anarchist villains.

    Besides, if any of this were remotely true, it would be a siren call to all true patriots to get off our asses and do something about it, and we're all too busy patting ourselves on the back over what a great job we're doing to take on that kind of hard, unpleasant work. USA! Number One!

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