Everything Frightens Americans

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Everything frightens Americans, Fred Reed notes:

The United States has become a nation of weak, pampered, easily frightened, helpless milquetoasts who have never caught a fish, fired a gun, chopped a log, hitchhiked across the country, or been in a schoolyard fight. If their cat dies, they call a grief therapist.


  1. Tim says:

    This is only since the Liberal/Left has been assertive.

  2. Michael A. Lewis says:

    Who is Fred Reed and why should be care about his wholly inaccurate characterization of the broad diversity of people in he United States?

  3. Slovenian Guest says:

    This made me think of how Americans mostly eat wonder-bread, which is already the softest bred on the planet, yet parents still cut the crust from sandwiches made from it. Well, at least on TV shows, but it’s still hilarious! If you throw my favorite bread at someone you knock em out cold.

    There was also a story recently on some college students who called the police because of a bee or wasp in their room, and had to be told that the police doesn’t do that sort of swatting…

  4. Bomag says:

    “wholly inaccurate characterization…”

    Seems pretty accurate; in part and in whole. We have few emigrants risking it elsewhere; most just try to get more of the pie here. Liability concerns have killed more philistine activities than the jawbone of an ass. Healthcare and welfare are our fastest growing segments. Kids can’t play outside.

    Counter examples? More extreme sports; casual drug use/alternate lifestyles of poor health/risk. Not much on which to hang your hat.

  5. Dan Kurt says:

    Fred has walked the walk and talks the talk. A lesser man would have committed suicide given the crosses he has carried.

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