American Exceptionalism

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Posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on August 11, 2017 at 09:30:00 [URL] [DELETE] :

Posted On 11 Aug 2017
By: Susan Smith

It is often stunning to witness the historical ignorance on the part of the American left of their own (one can only assume) country. One wonders whether this is on purpose, because that way they don’t have to recognize the greatness of the United States of America. They then can continue to hate America for all its evils, transgressions, oppressive behavior, blah, blah, and blah; if you managed to listen to any of Barack Obama’s speeches you would have heard all the standard liberal canards about how awful America is.

One of the most vociferous on the part of Democrats, the media, and the Establishment types of late seems to be the liberal rant against what is known as American exceptionalism.

Progressives discussing American exceptionalism seem to regard it as some sort of proof that those espousing it are jingoistic, rabidly nationalistic, far right radicals who are racist, homophobic, islamophobic, blah, blah, and blah. It is clearly a pejorative term to the multicultural left as they insist that ‘We’re not better than anyone else,’ with great egalitarian aplomb. To them, the United States of America is just another country on the UN roster of nations, somewhere in between Uganda and Zimbabwe.

What the left refuses, or is incapable of comprehending, is that American exceptionalism is not a conceptual term; it is an historical term.

What it means, quite simply, is that we are the only such experiment that worked.

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