America is Better than Everybody Else

If you haven’t noticed, we’re moving close to the Fourth of July, the American Independence Day.  While the phrase is rampant all the time, this is especially the time to hear, “America is the greatest country in the world.”

Ever stop to think how that sounds to non-Americans?  (Of course if you aren’t American, you have).  What does it literally mean?  It means Americans are better than everyone else.  In other words, every other country in the world is inferior to America.  It’s an insult to the world.

Do an online search for “Greatest country in the world” and (as of five minutes ago) you’ll see articles either saying America is the greatest or America is not the greatest.  They’ll almost all be about America.

America is a superpower.  Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said America is “probably the only superpower.”  But the “land of the free, home of the brave” is consistently not listed as the greatest in personal freedom, in economic freedom, in freedom of the press, in education level, in medical care, or in having law-abiding citizens (instead it has the highest prison population rate in the world).

But America is the greatest country in the world.  So is Russia.  So is China, and the United Kingdom, and Israel, and Egypt, and Iran and Iraq and every other nation in the world to someone.

If you want to praise America on the 4th of July, by all means do so.  But consider saying, “America is the greatest country in the world–to me.”

An opinion of an individual member of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the view of every member of the family.

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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17 Responses to America is Better than Everybody Else

  1. You are so right. Sometimes we don’t think about somebody else is going to hear what we say.

  2. I should clarify I love America very much. But it’s like relating “My country right or wrong” to “My mother drunk or sober.” I might still love my mother, but not necessarily approve of everything Mom says or does when drunk.

    I should also clarify I have never seen my mother drunk. It’s an expression.

  3. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    I believe every country is the greatest country in the world to someone.

  4. You can ignore the disclaimer. This does reflect the views of The Loveshade Family including those who are Americans, those who are “foreigners,” and those who are both.

  5. Miley Spears says:

    I didn’t really think about it that way but it’s true. Of course Alden is also a Sealander. 😉

  6. Pet Girl says:

    I love America even though it does get crazy at times.

  7. Pope Hilde says:

    I can tell you people in other countries are well aware of this. Some think of America for American Imperialism because of ideas like this. America should stop and think.

    • Remember what happened to the British Empire.

      • Christian Andy says:

        America began as people who wanted religious freedom which England didn’t give them. America is a Christian nation and one of the few left. I don’t see anything wrong with saying it’s the greatest country. God bless America!

        • TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

          I’m afraid America can’t both have freedom of religion and be a Christian nation. We should be free to believe as we will.

  8. Vernon Avaritt III says:

    America has the greatest military in the world
    We are not the coolest people in the world; especially now

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