October 02, 2015

Uber Convo

You know, Uber rides often make me feel pretty good about America. Last night's driver was Egyptian and we had a very interesting conversation about authoritarian governments, media spin, history, and Egyptian politics. He said his family and friends back home don't really grasp what freedom or liberty is, and that he first realized there was something different about the US when he first witnessed police officers waiting in line with everyone else, something that had been simply beyond his comprehension previously. There's lots wrong with America obviously and plenty to criticize; nevertheless I won't soon forget that statement, and there's definitely something in it.

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 2, 2015 07:13 PM