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U.S. President Woodrow Wilson infuses Paine’s notion of the United States as a bastion of freedom with missionary zeal, arguing that what makes America unique is its duty to spread liberty abroad. “I want you to take these great engines of force out onto the seas like adventurers enlisted for the elevation of the spirit of the human race,” Wilson tells U.S. Naval Academy graduates. “For that is the only distinction that America has.”
Coining a new term, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin condemns the “heresy of American exceptionalism” while expelling American communist leader Jay Lovestone and his followers from the Communist International for arguing that U.S. capitalism constitutes an exception to Marxism’s universal laws. Within a year, the Communist Party USA has adopted Stalin’s disparaging term. “The storm of the economic crisis in the United States blew down the house of cards of American exceptionalism,” the party declares, gloating about the Great Depression.
There is nothing you can't find here.
BTW I travelled... I went to Canada once
I love that you think nazis were defeated by America I lought at u actually go have a look in your history book
Or Afghanistan, that is begging america to stay longer.
originally posted by: infinityorder
What country has more states in the top 10 economic powers of the world than any other continent?
Number 1 in space achievement.. America
Only nation to set foot on the moon, not to mention many times..america
Saved humanity from itself not once but 2 times in the early 1900s..america
Only country with the balls(or gall, however you see it) to use atomics against other men...america
originally posted by: tmeister182
Before you go pissing all over America for it's exceptionalism don't forget it is the only country in the world where you can sneak in, steal the country's wealth by taking welfare you don't deserve, steal the country's wealth by stealing an education in our schools that you don't deserve, steal the country's wealth by stealing healthcare that you don't deserve and THEN rather than be rounded up and tossed into the ocean you are given more freedoms than the actual citizens this is exceptional no matter how people spin it.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
This thread swiftly devolved from a call to honest introspection into a few non-Americans bashing America.
"no racism" and "African slaves would also disagree" from an Australian?
How awesome is Australia's history of treating non-whites? Care to explain what "National Sorry Day" is all about?
I don't feel a need to incessantly brag about the greatness of my country anymore than I do about my own greatness but at the same time, I won't apologize for having pride in my country anymore than I would having pride in myself or anymore than I would expect Australians to apologize for having pride in their nation.
There's a certain irony in Internet forum threads where people bash America, the country whose inventors gave the world the tools to do it. The CPU? RAM? Hard Disks? The mouse & windowed OSes? The Internet? How many of you know what the "Mother of All Demos" is?