To paraphrase Dean Wurmer's advice (to his minions) in the movie, "Animal House," "FAT, LAZY, IGNORANT, and STUPID" is NO way for America to claim the 'world leadership' role, son" -
The "world leadership" role that Right-Wing talking heads & opinion writers FEAST ON, (advocating ever expanding U.S. wars overseas), EVEN as they SABOTAGE America's technological growth and economy with their relentless, "Of, by and for the ruthless landlords & bankers" rhetoric here in America:
America's Second-Rate Broadband Is Dragging Us DownWriter Eric Schmidt even captures the root of the problem:
by Eric Schmidt
Mar. 15, 2010
Yes, the Internet was invented in the United States. Yes, we once led the world in broadband development. But now, networks in many countries, from Western Europe to East Asia, are faster and more advanced than our own. Long after we recover from this recession, this broadband gap will be a dead weight on American businesses and workers, unless we act now.
America's TREASONOUS wealthy, and their TREASONOUS lying media WHORES at the WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES, Time & Newsweek magazines, and other so-called "liberal media" (but actually RADICAL Right-Wing 'Neo-Conservative' WARMONGERING, TAX-CUTS for rich, NO OVERSIGHT of financial markets, and BAILOUTS for FRAUDULENT, CRIMINAL financiers and bankers advocates) - much less the blantantly and proudly right-wing 'news' outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Bill Kristol's and Australian demagogue RUPERT MURDOCH's Fox "news" empire, have for several generations now (20-40 years) been effectively STEALING CREDIT for the INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDUP and SUCCESSES that were textbook examples of "SOCIALIZED," "big government" spending ever since the New Deal era, including the U.S. interstate highway system (THE BIGGEST construction program in human history), the U.S. space program (with all its spin-off industries, and federally funded centers like the Kennedy Space Center, Houston control and the Johnson space center, and god only knows how many PhD, graduate, and undergraduate degrees paid for by research or careers in NASA and related GOVERNMENT spending space programs), much less the billions the U.S. government pumps in to agriculture, transportation, education, public health, and other life-of-death segments of the U.S. economy:
Power. Clean water. The Interstate highway system. It’s easy to forget that the advantages of modern American life result from basic infrastructure investments made by earlier generations [via PUBLIC, "socialized" big government spending].Indeed, STEALING CREDIT for SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS (the interstate highway system, alone, is THE BEDROCK of the American economy, and of American society as we know it) is the GRAVY TRAIN that pays for RUSH LIMBAUGH's entire bloated, big-fat-liar HATE MONGERING career in radio, selling STUPID LIES to DELUSIONAL followers.