The personality of the United States


“The personality of the United States changes periodically. Sometimes we’re generous and inspiring. Other times we’re total dicks. It’s a complicated country. But no one thing defines the personality of the United States more than our willingness to spend ten trillion dollars – and kill anyone who gets in the way – just to put a bullet in one asshole’s skull (Bin Laden). That gives me neither pride nor embarrassment; it’s just a statement of fact.”

“The best part of our new personality is that Kim Jong-un understands that if someday he lobs a missile at the mainland United States, we’ll spend ten years and another ten trillion dollars to put a bullet in his head. We’ll even shoot his kids on the way up the stairs.”

There’s no way to full appreciate a Scott Adams idea without reading the entire thing. The excerpts above make more sense in context.

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