"Whats this metric your using to say so many people have pulled themselves by there bootstraps? By American standards the majority of the world still lives in poverty. People love to regail anecdotes of there great grandparents who came here with…"
"Thanks Shane for the statistics you gave me. You'll see from the earlier part of this post that I found a lot of statistics from Wikipedia, which another member suggested.
This isn't about what I think about your country, but what you…"
"I suppose one could look at the level of consciousness I described and consider that a type of privilege. But that privilege is not dependent on race, gender, or wealth.
As for the bootstrap concept, what makes you think its a myth when so many…"
"Just an update:
My new work laptop will be 17". I may need to move up to a something like the large saddleback thin brief. I guess I'll just wait until this fall once I have a few more paychecks in the bank."
"Yes, I think that is part of the equation as well. A friend and I were discussing this over lunch the other day and my friend brought up the observation that Trump doesn't apologize for some of these things that are "beyond the…"
"One further thought on that. GOP establishment candidates, plus Fox News, Berke Breathed, and MSM, did indeed try to put Trump beyond the bounds of polite society. Not understanding that he was already outside polite society, and…"