1. WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS
No, we’re not. We’re a nation of citizens. This country was built on legal immigration, and the ones who made learned the language and assimilated. Although, some people still don’t understand it. Nowadays, 15 millions illegals trivialize the idea of legal immigration and diminish those, who made through it legally. This is a long and difficult procedure, but if a way to immigrate legally exists, you have no right to violate it. Learn the difference between legal and illegal.
2. WE STOLE THIS COUNTRY FROM PEACEFUL HIPPIE INDIANS
We fought them for 400 years. Fighting for land has always been part of the human race, it was so common, I don’t understand how do some people’s brains block this information. All the nations have all done that all over the world, but only Americans are told to feel guilty for it. Yes, nowadays it is called “stealing” or “annexation”. But for a long time this was 100% acceptable. Oh, and I have to remind you of the fights between the Indians before we even stepped on this land. And, oh, that was sooo brutal. They sometimes even ate each other.
2. AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SLAVERY
This is a popular myth, but history doesn’t support it. Yes, some rich southerners owned slaves, but the issue of slavery in the United States was ultimately decided by the Civil War.
With a population of 20 million, the Northern states obviously possessed a much larger military manpower base, but their industrial capacity was far greater as well. In 1860 the North had over 110,000 manufacturing establishments, the South just 18,000. The North produced 94 percent of the country’s iron, 97 percent of is coal and – not incidentally – 97 percent of its firearms. It contained 22,000 miles of railroad to the South’s 8,500. The North outperformed the South agriculturally as well. Northerners held 75 percent of the country’s farm acreage, produced 60 percent of its livestock, 67 percent of its corn, and 81 percent of its wheat. All in all, they held 75 percent of the nation’s total wealth. – Warfare in the Western World
So, America was primarily built on the industry of free people. Slavery was a terrible thing that went against the ideals of this country, but we don’t have to create false narrative around it to prove it was wrong. (I don’t even want to mention who turned those people into slaves and traded them here)
4. AMERICA IS RACIST
No, it is not
We could get rid of all the other nations’ representatives and it would be almost 100% white.
5. AMERICA IS GETTING WORSE
Life expectancy is growing, crime is at the lowest rate ever. Even terminal cancer patients can be cured. Sex is safer, food is safer. We are the most technologically developed country, we make the best movies and music. This list can go on and on. Take literally any aspect of life. America is awesome!
And if you think that things were so much better back in time, get a time machine (or a history book would be enough?)