For a few weeks after September 11th 2001 we had the world's sympathy and support. We were world citizens. But then we pissed it all away when we started the wars. We could have been a great nation. We could have shown some class.
Instead we are now the world's largest fascist nation. The rest of the First World cannot fathom us: Why we ban books and abortion, take religion so seriously, question Evolution, and consume consume consume. Why we let the profit motive control health care. Why we don't belong to labour unions. Why we won't get off our knees and kick the boss in the balls!
By our actions in Iraq, haven't we proved the terrorists were right?