Americans. I envy them what they have, and pity them that they are so blisfully unaware of it.

They understand freedom the way that fish understand water - completely, naturally and not at all. They always sell out, it is their nature, their culture, it is all they know.

They think that they have no need to know anything about the big bad world that exist beyond the cosy borders of America. The irritating thing is that they're right.

I could be wrong about all of this, my one visit to the USA was quite brief.