I think you’re right. I think we Americans are (and have always been) on the cutting edge, the brave frontier of pushing for a better, saner, more humane world. But we’re pushing against thousands of years slavery, serfdom, oppression, patriarchy, violence, etc….and we’ve only come so far, in this great experiment, that many (like Umair) believe has failed. We get attacked because we don’t live up to our own hype (not by a long shot). We have to be honest about this.
Right now, it looks like we are losing. So many “On the wrong side of history” chanting “slavery is freedom” and “Work makes you free.”
Fox News watchers, half the nation actually, are clamoring for a Nazi Germany.
And yes, many others are clamoring “let freedom ring” and so many more have given up on any hope of freedom all together.
Your optimism is encouraging. I appreciate it. Is the glass half empty or half full? I don’t know. It depends on your perspective.
Some are saying the glass contains pee.
All perspectives are valid. Let’s just be honest. This is America.