If America was a startup we’d all quit. America is MySpace


Michael Arrington’s epic rant about the uselessness of our federal government, its grasping and intrusive ways, and how the country appears to be hopelessly paralyzed should be read by all. This has nothing to do with party affiliation and echoes the sentiments of millions. Our country is broken. Emphasis added. Arrington founded TechCrunch and is a VC now.

So I was chatting with my dad yesterday. We had a long drive home after the Department of Homeland Security seized and impounded my boat. The mood was somber.

We were talking about how awful America has become. We are a nation that has been split into groups that absolutely hate each other. Debt is rising, taxes are rising and freedom is being demolished. Meanwhile our elected officials are doing little more than stoking the drama fire while fiddling with the deck chairs on the Titanic.

America is an unsolvable problem, a nation divided and deeply in hate with itself. If it was a startup we’d understand how unfixable the situation is, most of us would leave for a fresh start and the company would fall apart.

America is MySpace.

I love this country but we have a management team that’s both evil and incompetent.