Dear Jessica,

Good article! I enjoy delicious irony, & certainly you have brought up several such yummy ones! It’s great when the countries yell, “Look how much we love freedom!” & point to their many jails with painted wings, or “See how well we feed our hungry! (With pictures of actual food!)” Ha ha ha!

It reminds me of joke: an American & a Russian are arguing who is living in a freer society. An American says, “Obviously I live in freedom. I can march right up to the President of the US & say, ‘You are doing a terrible job!’” The Russian says, “That proves nothing! I can march right up to the president of Russia and say, ‘The President of the US is doing a terrible job!’”

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