Do you feel that American exceptionality should be salvaged?

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    jmark13posted 4 years ago

    Do you feel that American exceptionality should be salvaged?

    It seems that older Americans say we're heading in the wrong direction because we don't act like the best nation in the world anymore. Is this a mindset we should move away from or return to?

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    Tusitala Tomposted 4 years ago

    Just what does the expression 'Best Nation in the World' mean, anyhow?  Was the United States ever the best nation in the world?   In the minds of some Americans, probably "Yes."   Most had never been to another country anyway and been brought up on the hype.

    Just about every major, First World Nation in the world thinks, or has thought at some time, that their's is the 'best nation in the world.'   In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and up until 1945 the majority of Germans not only thought they had the best nation but people superior to anyone else anywhere.   They were the 'Master Race.'

    I recall my own early life in England.  Britain still had the biggest emplire the world had ever seen.  "The Sun never sets on the Britith Empire, son.  Our people are worth two of any other nation"...or words to that effect.

    What people are saying in most First World Nations today are things aren't the same because the population's psyche has changed.   We're all going 'multi-cultural' and are not likeing the pains of the change.

    Integration is never smooth.   Yet it is paramount to the bringing of peace and harmony to this planet.   Integration means just that, and with no strings attached: inter-marriage between difference races and people of different religions until there is no more 'them and us.'

    Don't hold your breath waiting for it to happen.