America can't be a global cop, but it ought to act like one in certain situations. "That's what makes us exceptional," declared emperor of the planet Earth, Barack Obama. "With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth."
Humility; did he say with humility?
Just exactly when during the last century has the United States government ever acted with humility? After all, we’re exceptional; we’re the leader of the world; we expect all the other nations to emulate our values. With all due humility intended, we’re the best; we’re number one; everyone else is inferior.
Sure, we’re exceptional alright, but not necessarily in a positive way. No nation on Earth fancies itself as policeman of the planet except the United States of America. No nation maintains a bloated military presence in hundreds of different countries all around the world except the United States of America. No nation claims the right to be leader of the world, and the world’s philosophical values except the United States of America.
Those are just a few of the negative things that make the United States of America exceptional. Our government is exceptionally stupid and downright serially incompetent when it comes to international diplomacy.
Our government goes out of its way to make enemies everywhere while throwing away its own citizens’ lives and hard earned cash in the process.
The United States government is exceptional in its willingness to make war on the world with no rational objective in plan; to waste taxpayer dollars with no expectation of return on investment; and to sacrifice the lives of its soldiers for nothing.
No wonder the America of today is ridiculed, despised and reviled throughout the world.
Is it therefore a surprise to anyone that Russian president, Vladimir Putin would take the opportunity to ridicule the United States with an editorial piece in one of our own American newspapers, the New York Times?
"It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation,” Putin jabbed. "We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord's blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."
Putin said he had written the opinion piece in order "to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders." This was especially good theatre coming as it did from a wily old Soviet KGB thug who has never believed in God, much less in human equality.
But he never-the-less, with forked Russian tongue planted firmly in cheek, deftly and successfully exposed the shameless transparent hypocrisy of Barack Obama and the United States government for the entire world to see.
As expected, of course, this raised the hypocrite hackles of the American political parasite class, who constantly remind us of how wonderfully exceptional we are. Democratic Senator Robert Menendez said the piece made him almost want to throw up. "I almost wanted to vomit," carped Menendez
"Hey Putin, next time you wanna write a letter to convince America about something, how about you skip saying we're not exceptional? #rude," tweeted Sarah Rumpf, a political consultant in Florida. She actually expects all world leaders to accept the fact that her beloved American government is the best, that we’re still number one.