You Can Almost Feel Their Giddy Glee

The Washington Post paid Facebook to splatter this piece of Davos dreck across everyone’s timeline today. “These are the world’s best countries. (Sorry, America — you’re No. 4.)

It’s Germany. Sorry, United States, you’re fourth — right behind third-ranked Britain and second-ranked Canada. But, hey, America beat Sweden!

You can almost feel their giddy glee at proclaiming America so un-special. I think they all gathered around their iPhones and watched the Lego Movie.

“Hey, not so special anymore, huh?”

“Well, guess what? No one ever told me I was special. I never got a Smash trophy just for showing up! I’m not some special little snowflake.”

“No! But as unspecial as I am, you are a thousand billion times more special than me.”

And…the best one.

“Well, I guess there’s only one thing left to do! Release the Kragle!”

All the secret sauce that makes America special, the stuff that Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in “Democracy in America,” had nothing to do with the garbage BAV Consulting used to defenestrate American specialness. (It’s also ironic that much of the data was assembled at the Wharton School, the same place you-know-yuuuge touts as where all the smart people go.)

Attributes were grouped into nine subrankings that rolled into the Best Countries ranking: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life.

One example is “citizenship,” (16.95 percent) which includes “cares about human rights, cares about the environment, gender equality, progressive, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthy, well-distributed political power.”

Another is “quality of life,” (16.89 percent): “a good job market, affordable, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system.”

Nothing would please the Washington Post and the rest of the Obama sycophants more than sending America to the back of the line to wait in line for bread and toilet paper. And that remark about beating Sweden? It’s a swipe at Marco Rubio, who said “I think Bernie Sanders is a good candidate for president…of Sweden.” (WaPo got its panties in a bunch on that one too, noting how it angered Swedish royalists.)

It’s almost like they have a mailing list to share this stuff or something.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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