Only in America

We had a birthday party for the boy last night.  He turned four this week.

So today I am cleaning up and straightening the house and went over with the wife the things I need to do to organize.  Not just from the party but some other home maintenance stuff I had been putting off.

I need to list some stuff on Armslist that I haven’t shot in… forever, to make room for new stuff.

We took a break for lunch and I’m warming up leftovers.

Then a thought dawned on me like light from above.

I am nothing terribly special.  I am engineer in Alabama, my wife is a librarian.  I do not come from aristocracy, I am not a descendant of any nobility or tribal chieftain.  I’m just a guy with job.

I have a house.  In my house I have two refrigerators and two gun safes.

They are both full.  Full.

Across much of the rest of the world, and most of the 10,000 year history of human civilization, that much food, firepower, and opulence I would have to be god-king or emperor.

In modern America, all that makes me is solidly middle class.

Think about that for a moment.

God Bless America.

8 Replies to “Only in America”

  1. You are so right!

    A friend of mine once said, “America has the richest poor people on the planet.”
    So true.

    So what are the socialists whining about?


    1. They whine because they’re lying about what bothers them. They HATE that ordinary people in America live like kings: “who do they think they are?!”

      Socialism has always been more about putting people in their place (ie, groveling at the feet of the socialists) than raising anyone up.


  2. They are whining about it as a way to move control of the nation and our personal money from us to them. Same thing those NSDAP party members were doing in the 1920’s…


  3. I must echo “1 With a Bullet”

    And if we do not stand fast, if we do not “dare defend our rights” with the letters to the editor, with visits to school board meetings, width the soap box, the ballot box and the jury box, we will , G-D forbid, be forced to defend it with the bullet box.

    I’ll still live up to my Oath, it does not expire and I know tens of thousands more …

    Again, I say Amen.


  4. The genius of the ongoing American experiment never fails to amaze me. The “greatest country in the world” appellation doesn’t do it justice. That said, however, I’m very concerned on how it will all turn out as the new generations take over…


  5. I’ll see your two refrigerators and raise you a freezer in the garage.

    God Bless America.

    This the pinnacle of 5000 years of civilization. The poor in this country are better off than kings a hundred years ago. If a king got pneumonia, he likely died; a poor person in America gets free antibiotics at Publix, once the doctor prescribes it. And millions of other examples.

    That said, there has been a determined effort to destroy America for a hundred years and I can see good arguments we’re headed for another “dark ages”. Enjoy it while you can.



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