One might wonder why becoming an American citizen is anyone’s desire. The country is maligned from within and without for pretty much anything it is, was or will be. From the treatment of Indians, racism, imperialism, arrogance, exceptionalism to what was coined in this book, “loud and ostentatious”; Americans are besieged with hatred and malevolence from around the globe.
Many in Hollywood threaten to leave the country if so and so is elected or such and such policy becomes law. Regardless of the result they remain. Why? Because they can’t bite the hand that feeds them. And a different hand won’t feed them.
While the current government is doing all that it can to invade the lives of private citizens it still has a long way to go. By comparison America remains a beacon of freedom when compared to the rest of the world. That is why droves of people risk there lives to sneak across the border and the waiting list for legitimate entry is years long.
Many point to the many failings of the country but ignore comparisons to realities elsewhere. The complain about the war in Iraq but ignore the brutalities of the Saddam regime. The complain about the war in Afghanistan but ignore the Russian invasion of that country. The marched and protested endlessly about Vietnam but ignore the Soviet invasion and the treaties with South Vietnam. American has been the global protector of the oppressed for a number of generations and the thanks she gets is hatred and insult. These counties get the enormous economic benefit of a non existent military budget while berating it’s ‘taken for granted’ defender.
As America is brought to it’s knees this will end. We will soon see the effect of the loss of the big stick. All those endless complainers will get the world they wanted. A world without America the Beautiful.
(click on Dinesh’s book cover for a lengthy excerpt on why America IS great)