I still don’t understand why everyone’s so proud to be american we’re a really shitty country
HOLY SHIT, THANK YOU.
Perhaps it’s because, in part, you are allowed to actually post something like this without the fear of getting arrested. Also, coming from someone that has lived in different countries, the United States of America is still one of the best countries to live in, both in terms of quality of life and economic feasibility—remember, our poor are other country’s rich. Is the US still a country rife with problems? Hell yes. However, is there any country that does not have their own problems? Hell no. The United States is a country that has evolved so much from it’s founding 238 years ago, with only one major civil war in the interim—something many other nations can’t claim. It has also fostered many leaders that have called for recognition of the disenfranchised and beaten down—people like Ida Tarbell, Frederick Douglass, and Betty Friedan who, though they may have been persecuted in their day, have now been hailed as heroes. We also have many dark sides to our country, but Patriotism is, in part, the ability to praise what has been done well, while acknowledging, and not excusing, the grievous mistakes of the past and present. Being able to learn about the path of our country, both the good and the bad, and possessing the ability to praise and criticize without arrest—that is why I’m proud to be an American. Happy Independence Day!