10 June 2011

Uncommon Commentary #191: What a Difference a Day Makes

Someone who totally lacks knowledge of the customs and cherished preconceptions of the USA (for instance, an inquirer from a civilization that has only recently come into contact with the world outside) might well think that we its citizens suffer from some sort of mass psychological disorder, since we spend all but one day of the year complaining about the corruption and incompetence of our government, and that one day (the Fourth of July) boasting of how we rule ourselves.