October 24, 2008

Interesting Perspective

Subj: Written by David Letterman



No matter what your political convictions are this is an eye opener....What
a thankless people we are!!!
David Letterman, on President Bush. (Surprising)

David Letterman wrote this; it's the David we don't often see....
'As most of you know I am not a President Bush fan, nor have I ever been,
but this is not about Bush, it is about us, as Americans, and it seems to
hit the mark.'


'The other day I was reading Newsweek

magazine and came across some Poll data I found rather hard to believe. It
must be true given the source, right?


The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the
direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy
with the performance of the President. In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just
ain't happy and want a change. So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started
thinking, 'What are we so unhappy about?'
A. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a
week?
B. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer
and heating in the winter?


C. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?
D. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see
more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?
E. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific
Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers
as we move through each state.


F. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the
way that can provide temporary shelter?
G. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around
the world is just not good enough either.
H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and
provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the
hospital.
I. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.


J. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a
group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch
equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family, and your
belongings.
K. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar
or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest
will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.
L. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias
raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own
cell phones and computers.
M. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy
that are the envy of everyone in the world?
Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.
Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has
ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S., yet has a great disdain for
its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the
world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate
about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.
I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no
plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval
rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days
after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of
recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the
book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from
terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is
out there defending you and me?


Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this
news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around
for yourself and see all the good things and be glad? Think about
it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you
personal pain OR is it because the 'Media' told you he was failing to kiss
your sorry ungrateful behind every day.


Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have
volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom.
There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They
are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an
'other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'
discharge after a few days in the brig.
So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of
Americans?
Say what you want, but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and
they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and
guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media
knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what
sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by

'justifying' them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a
murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his
wife, but if he did he would have done it
this way......Insane!
Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of
your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country.
There is exponentially more good than bad. We are among the most blessed
people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be
thankful and appreciative.' 'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of
control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms

tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird
flu and terrorist attacks, 'Are we sure this is a good time to take God out
of the Pledge of Allegiance?'


-David Letterman

4 comments:

Volksgeist said...

I admire his even commenting at all, but he is a fucking clueless idiot. Is he not paying attention to the rampant shit our country is facing? Does he not no this history of this country? Why the fuck does this guy, who has more money than any human would ever need, think he can speak for the unhappy 2/3, and tell us to shut up and be happy with what you have? How can he can understand the hopelessness growing in our once vibrant and healthy land when he is part of our problem? Does he not understand how civilizations progress? Wake up Dave, this ain't yer papy's 'merica no more. Fuck me..

Tom Keaney said...

Please know that this essay was not written by David Letterman and has nothing to do with him.

Here is the history of the essay:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp

Thank you very much.

Tom Keaney
The Late Show With David Letterman

Tom Keaney said...

Please know that this essay was not written by David Letterman and has nothing to do with him.

Here is the history of the essay:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp

Thank you very much.

Tom Keaney
The Late Show With David Letterman

Volksgeist said...

Glad to hear it. Tell Dave to break the chains of his masters and stand up for White Americans!