America Is Not the Greatest Country Anymore "The Newsroom"
A fantastic speech, so full of truth it’s about to break under its own weight! A truth many of my fellow Americans do not want to hear or be told, that they’…
Marvel at the mirror: this “Newsroom” clip perfectly encapsulates U.S culture and politics in 2014.
The only thing I am allergic to in it, and I find politicians play this nostalgia card often: putting on a pedestal a bygone, idealized golden age of America. The romanticizing of the mid-century space exploration program and coming together to “solve big problems” (as we say here around MIT) . Meanwhile Jim Crow laws, bigotry, class and race stratification, jingoism, unjust wars (redundant isn’t it?) were alive and well, then as now, and continue to play out across this nation and on the world stage.