Courtesy of Wiki (I know):
“”You wouldn’t know American exceptionalism even if it smacked you in the face. —Michelle Malkin, exemplifying American exceptionalism.
American exceptionalism is a belief that the United States is unique or exceptional when compared with the historical development of other countries. It would be easy to pigeon-hole as nationalism, but it is more expansive and more concentrated than that. It is a popular ideal held by many American conservatives, though the temptation is not entirely limited to the right. Several liberal historians and politicians have embraced certain aspects of American exceptionalism, in particular in the “vital center” and “end of ideology” views popular among American liberals in the mid-20th century. American exceptionalism is also a core belief within neoconservatism.
One major characteristic of American exceptionalism from a historiographical viewpoint is its tendency to gloss over what it would consider “bad” history, such as slavery, treatment of Native Americans, segregation, and the Jim Crow South, and emphasize or mythologize the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and George Washington, the “Wild West,” or even controversial aspects of American involvement in the worldwars.
American exceptionalism may view the United States through the lens of a special historical determinism for the United States, separate from broad historical trends in the rest of the world. It may, for a variety of reasons, view the U.S. as a nation that is immune (or should be immune) from things like terrorism and dictatorship — “It can’t happen here.” The U.S. in turn is supposed to assume an activist role around the world in promoting “freedom” or being a “shining example” to the world (the “City on a Hill”). This sort of presumptive moral superiority
isn’t alwaysis virtually never welcomed by other nations, and is oftenalmost always resented, particularly when the U.S. has a long history of engaging in gunboat diplomacy itself.
The belief by Americans in American exceptionalism is one of the reasons for worldwide resentment or dislike of the USA.
And now the exceptional Americans want to gut Obamacare, declare war and get ground troops to go in and fight ISIS. They are bringing Bibi in to speak to Congress for treasonous reasons, whilst Americans pay for Israeli healthcare. The world is watching this closely.
Yep, and the exceptional Americans revise their history. They just make shit up and leave bits out. Schools cannot be allowed in certain parts of the country to teach facts. Climate change is a no no. Slavery and the annihilation of the American Indians is a figment of someone’s imagination.
They are against immigration reform. Take one look at Michelle Malkin if that is the case and send her back from whence she came. She is not one of you.
And Jeb Bush has surrounded himself with the same warmongers that his idiot brother used.
It is all hands on deck for the real exceptional Americans. The GOP is poison.
These fuckers will destroy the world.