And let me say this; I would like to stay here, but I feel I am powerless and the government is too powerful. There are many issues I have trouble accepting and I feel I cannot change them.
Literacy: Norway comes in tied at the front at approximately 99.9-100%. The United States lags in the 26th spot at... 99%+.
Math and Reading: Findland and South Korea top the charts here, the United States lags in a dismal 25th place... which is the top of the upper quartile alongside Iceland and Austria.
I could go on, the point being that we fall relatively low because the top tiers are so damn high. If you have a literacy rate of 99.5% you will be out of the top 15 hands down. We are doing just fine.
Moreover I actually think our respect and valuation for civil rights far exceeds those countries except perhaps Switzerland. Norway and Sweden both have brutal hate speech laws which severely restrict freedom of speech, something we would not think of countenancing in the US. Moreover the economic health of the US is far better than that of most of the Scandinavian countries, our growth rates are much higher, moreover our real unemployment rate is lower (We do not count people on paid state unemployment/disability as employed), and quite frankly we aren't Norway we do not have less people than Alabama and more petroleum, tin, timber, and rare earths than god.
Also what do we have that most of these countries don't? Immigrants. Millions and millions of them. Sure Sweden and Norway take in their share of asylum seekers, and they have done an abysmal job of integrating them. You want to see racism against minorities? Go to Malmo, go to the outskirts of Oslo. We aren't stagnating, we have new human capital, and we also happily accept the statistical skewing that results from that.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos