RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
This is crucial. You cannot name any countries who have done more for humankind that the US or Britain but, in your eyes, they will always come up short. That's because more is expected from them, although no one seriously expects a great deal from Mexico or Portugal, so any perceived flaws in the US or GB will always be highlighted and people will eventually think as you do, complaining of all the real and perceived US failures. And any good things said about the US is called 'Jingoism' or 'right wing rhetoric', or whatever other term is used in the anti American teachings of today.
Never trust a politician.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me