So why do we think of ourselves as a great nation? Is it because of our great economy? Is it because we call ourselves a Christian Nation? Or is it because of our great freedoms (despite the Patriot Act)? Should we, who call ourselves great, actually be great?
How can we be great when we are always picking on the little guy, the underdog and the impoverished? I know we excuse these things as propaganda rhetoric and lies but these wars have resulted in the mass death of people and the destruction of entire countries.
How long will we go on turning away from speaking up for the innocent who are condemned to death because of the actions of this Great Nation?
One can site Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, El Salvador, Libya, and Yemen. In Yemen, our government’s latest adventure to be ignored by the public, an impoverished population is starving to death because of our support of the oil-corrupt regime in Saudi Arabia. Also, what about Mexico, Native Americans, Cuba?
Can a country at the same be great and also be exceptionally mean and violent to others? You tell me.