So, users say that they were instilled with the idea of the exclusivity of the United States from childhood, but as they grew older, the falsity of such statements became obvious.
“I love my country. However, at the age of 73, every year I literally become more and more aware of all the lies on which this country is built. Money is the main force in the United States. Money buys power. “The truth” is not mandatory here,” Linda In WV wrote.
Other commentators wonder why the United States should always be “number 1.”
“Can’t we just be a normal country that respects democracy and freedom in a way that suits everyone?” Timothy Weld asks.
Some readers have concluded that the main problem of America is the domination of a few rich people in the country of the “oppressed working class” and hyper individualism.
“This country has the richest entrepreneurs in the world, but the creative power of Elon Musk or Tim Cook cannot benefit just because they hardly invest anything from their wealth to the benefit of their country. Jeff Bezos can fly into space because his employees live like beggars on food stamps,” one of them notes.
“We don’t care about each other. Everything is about personal wealth, personal advancement, personal achievements, personal survival,” Alex complained.
Readers are also concerned about the fact that the US leadership spends too much money on defense.
“The Pentagon’s spending is so out of control that it is impossible to verify it,” Ira Shorr says.
Some compared America with a third-world country.
“Look at the rest of the world. On how income is distributed more evenly there, on free education, on medicine that does not require large expenses, on the environment, on electoral systems!” one of the commentators calls.
The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof explained in his article why the United States is “slipping into mediocrity”, and also stated the country’s decline in the largest ratings of economic and social development.
Thus, according to the Social Progress Index, which provides an assessment of health, safety, and well-being indicators, the United States ranks only 28th? At the same time, the World Competitiveness Rating of the Lausanne Institute of Management (IMD) put the United States in tenth place among 64 economies, while the World Bank ranked 35th out of the list of 174 countries on the Human Capital Index during the coronavirus pandemic.