American Exceptionalism

GOP

There is a questionnaire going around soliciting each American’s analysis of the reasons for the decline of the once admired civilization known as The United States of America. The first question tells it all:

What is the main reason for the demise of the United States?

  1. Income Inequality
  2. Guns
  3. Reproductive Rights
  4. Human Rights
  5. Sex & Nakedness
  6. Socialism
  7. The GOP.

But I thought this follow-up question was more indicative of how Americans are thinking (assuming they are):

The imminent outbreak of violence, mayhem, and civil war in the United States will most likely be caused by?

  1. Income Inequality
  2. Guns
  3. Reproductive Rights
  4. Human Rights
  5. Sex & Nakedness
  6. Socialism
  7. The GOP.

I would have liked to have seen yet-another reason listed in these questions:  Could it be that underneath it all the cause may be a blind and unquestioning adherence to the mythical state known as American Exceptionalism coupled with the ludicrous assumption that a supernatural being has given his (or her) blessing to anything and everything America wants to do, even to the detriment of the rest of the world … the greater part of what he (or she) created? It’s nice to know that by the accident of my birth in North Carolina I will be blessed by the riches of life as given to me by this supernatural being and it is not only acceptable, but highly suggested by my limitless patriotism to flip-off all the other people around the world that didn’t have the luck of being born American.

The sad thing is that so many Americans actually believe and support this view. Even now many Texans are working to secede from the Union and form their own Idiocracy. I guess I’ll have to find a new source of boots when these ones wear out.

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