My @Quora answer to What are the most embarrassing things about your country? http://qr.ae/7JTj7w
Here’s the thing I find most embarrassing about the USA:
Oh my god! I couldn’t possibly stop at just one!
Our ENTIRE political system… our so called “liberals” in politics are regarded as rabid conservatives by most of the world.
The Grand Orwellian LIES of the “Patriot” Act and the War on Drugs… and the Fact that Citizens are actually stupid enough to believe those lies.
The complete lack of any kind of actual system for health care.
That we have just 5% of the world population but 25% of the world prison population
That we allow our government to murder Citizens who aren’t guilty of the crime they were sentenced for… and that the District Attorneys who resist exculpatory evidence after a fraudulent conviction aren’t EVER prosecuted.
The foaming at the mouth theists trying to force their religious views in everyone… and the politicians who help them.
The COMPLETE AND UTTER lack of the average voter to QUESTION political statements.
The ENDLESS (bs) wars conducted under FALSE PRETENSES by “our” government so that multinational corporations can profit.
Bush Jr. Bailout of the folks who intentionally wrecked (and continue to wreck) our economy.
The fact that the Congress was not buried in tar and feathers when the “Patriot” Act, NDAA, and the Monsanto Protection Act were passed and signed into fiat “law”.
The profound and intentional (to protect their worldview that we are the best nation) stoopidity of my fellow Americans in voting the SAME CROOKED SOBs BACK into office after being shafted by them!