AA Triple 7: If you want an honest answer, in very general terms USA is not very well rated among South Americans. Brazil treating you like that at the airports is a sign. Castro, Chaves are examples. Mexico's: "Gringo go home" concept is an example.
I think USA is a great huge country, that does it incredibly good when taking its own business and looking itself, but sort of arrogant country when looking the rest of the world.
Some of you are right: you can do it, you have the power. But what about the failures? how do you talk of democracy when your current president was not elected with the majority of the votes of the people? the violence of the schools isn't a symtom of a sick society as well? And it's sad to see someone cheering the capacity of building malls and having many TV
channels. Richness is not only money, it's real heritage: the pyramids, the Louvre, the colosseum, the china's wall. Mexico also have TV
channels and can build big malls. Can you buy, have or build Chichen Itza in USA? If that's all your heritage (which I think is not), anybody in the world can buy your heritage.
It was more brave of Columbus to discover America, having no idea where he was going and without instruments but his intuition and wisdom, than Armstrong landing on the moon.
On the other hand: the sense of unity, the pride of its people, they way you are able to solve most of your troubles is one unique, a lesson for many of us. They way of a land of immigrant became the richest country of the world, the way USA gives its people real chances is just amazing.
Nobody can deny that you people have one of the best countries around, immigration is still a sign of it. People wanting to become American is a sign. English as a world global language is not a job made by England.
Feel proud of the USA, you have plenty of reasons for doing it. My only side note is don't bash the rest of the world, USA is better only in some attributes, not all of them, and this is enough reason for respecting the rest of the world, and not saying "you are lower".
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