Sunday, June 08, 2008

"The Rainbow is Black!" ~ The Pot

From CNN:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday criticized the United States for "economic egotism," saying it has fueled global troubles, and portrayed Russia's growing economic might as a force for worldwide stabilization.
Is it me, or is every idea in this sentence either highly questionable or wrong, not to mention glowing with irony? Russia a model of economic stability? With a straight face? That he could portray the hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. as some sort of collective unit with an ego problem demonstrates that many of the leaders have not moved beyond their soviet planning days, and thus do not yet fully understand how the world works. As for somehow passing us economically, they do not seem to understand that rankings do not matter, how far behind they are from us, and that they still have a long way to go in becoming "more like us" before they are able to become as wealthy as us.

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