You've not really acknowledged or rebutted the accusations against the US in the material that I've referred you to. I didn't make it up - it looks cogent and credible and I'm sure I can find corroboration. Is it not part of your idea of American "greatness" to deal honestly and openly with charges of war crimes levelled against the USA?
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
I have a hard time figuring out who didn't make "mistakes." Japan (imperialism, WWII atrocities), Britain (imperialism, slavery, suppression of uprisings in colonies), Netherlands (imperialism, slavery), France (imperialism, slavery) China (Mao, Tibet, etc.), Italy (imperialism), Russia (imperialism; Soviet Union--Stalin), Germany (imperialism; WWII atrocities, e.g. "Final Solution"), Denmark (imperialism, slave trade), Norway (slave trade), Spain (imperialism, slavery, destruction of indigenous American peoples), Portugal (slavery, imperialism). Even non-aggressive Switzerland has blood on its hands. It did a shameful job of being Hitler's banker and stealing Jewish assets.
So that leaves us with what? San Marino?
Its like football teams, a fan believes their team is the best. Even if they are not the best, the fan isnt making a judgement of other teams they are just being loyal to their team. Just the same I think that the USA is the greatest nation on the planet that ever was. If a person makes the same claim about their country I dont scoff at them I just understand their point of view and applaud it. I mean why shouldnt a citizen support their own country? That is where the speech in the video fails and sounds more like a brat who didnt get his way.
Wills speech as delivered was in a manipulative fashion. It was designed to shock the listener and then real them into his point of view. It is a jaded view of the country, and a lordy ageism induced rant that is nothing more than pessimistic ramblings. It is a politically left biased tromp of hyper partisan crap. It was right up there with the techniques used by shock jock radio personalities. The choir will sit glued to the tv set and the those that Aaron Sorkin pissed off were there to rant and rave at Aaron Sorkin. In the end the format wasnt enough. The show was cancelled.
Wills/Aaron Sorkins speech was Machiavellian Paradigm of a sorts geared towards Americans to prod us in a certain direction. It was straight out of Bernie Sanders playbook. But rest assured that any of the nay sayers would be beating the greatest nation chest montra if their ideological version of a nation was installed.
no vote, I agree with no man .
"the greatest country" .. childish .. jingoistic .. So open to definitions of "greatest" .
Top candidates would be Switzerland or Norway .. or Japan ..However, neither have our problems with minorities and intolerance.