To openly discuss the inherent exceptionalism present in all Americans, because they were born in a particular time and place.
Alternatively, Americans do not wear Maybelline and we have to earn it.
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So I honestly have no idea what to do. I really do despair for the soul of our nation.
That said, this has been a sobering wake up call. A nation, a people, is only as good as our actions.
And we're sh*theads right now. We're not inherently good. We're not special. I think more Americans needs to figure this out. We're only as good as our actions.
And currently we're committing legitimate crimes against humanity.
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. We are just as human as anyone else and susceptible to the same vulnerabilities as any other population. This is the lesson. There is no American Exceptionalism.
We’re not exceptional and nothing is going to change that until we take action.
We as Americans have been historically lucky and that luck has convinced some to confuse that with the “blessings of god”. Moreover they have led themselves to believe that those “blessings” stem from some special inherent goodness.
They are wrong.
Our luck will run out.
This thread will probably die an exceptionally fiery death but here is a Wikipedia Reference as an appetizer. Now, go forth and have a healthy discourse..