July 6, 2007

Summing Up the American Experience

I've been hearing a saying lately. I don't know if it's a Florida-ism or if it's out there generally:
"It's better to be lucky than good."


TomCat said...

Perhaps a regional saying. It doesn't ring a bell.

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Larry said...

I would settle for either.

two crows said...

I hear you, Larry--
the way I see it is: we in this country have been consistently lucky in having been given enormous natural resources, a tolerably passable gov't when compared to most of the ones out there, etc.

meanwhile, as I think we agree, being 'good' has certainly not been a part of the mix since well before the advent of the Bush/Cheney et al calamity. they are simply the logical extension of a downward spiral we've been experiencing for a long, long time as evidenced by genocide, slavery, general xenophobia, exclusionary policies, general discrimination/ segregation while piously mouthing platitudes-- I could go on and on-- but you get the drift, I'm sure.