Rick, I hate to burst your bubble . . .
But the Germans are NOT living in squalor
In fact, their standard of living was quite high . . . I'm admittedly NOT sure about conditions right now . . . higher than in the USA, at times
Sure, they're not driving lifted 4x4 F250s, guzzling super big gulps and gobbling double whoppers every day, but they generally did quite well for themselves
I'm not an economist, but I believe there are ways to measure a country's standard of living, and many developed countries which you probably do NOT admire are higher on the list than this one
I love this country, the same as you, but I'm not about to go overboard, saying the kind of things you do. I'll say even though this country has its flaws . . . as does ANY country . . . I chose to live here, and won't be leaving. Does that make me some kind of bad person, because I don't think this place is perfect? No, it means I'm a normal human being
let's be reasonable and keep things in perspective
It's not all black and white, but I guess for you that doesn't apply
I think for you it IS all black and white
It's either good or evil, right or wrong, etc.
Absolutely no middle ground
Yeah, I think I've got your number now