- Jan 8, 2011
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Americans want to believe the fairy tales we were indoctrinated with in public school. We want to believe we have the best of everything and we’re the greatest nation and society that ever existed. We want to believe our government is of of, by, and for the people. We want to believe our government governs only with the consent of the people.Just revisiting the OP.
Most countries were founded on invasions,wars and so on.
But only the US is seemingly blind to the contradictions in its founding principles.
All men were not equal when the men who penned that were fucking their slaves. Its a strange "manifest destiny" that includes the robbing and slaughter of the folk who were already there.
Recognising this is not a sign of weakness. The US is not going to be handed back to the Apaches.
But the US is conflicted by its past actions, like many other nations, and will need to deal with it in order to give all of its citizens a fair shake.
It’s hard for many Americans to accept the fact that the above is all bull shit. Even though it’s clearly evident.