Is that really unique to the US?

Look, I'm sorry to be so negative. I agree that American exceptionalism is long overdue for an extensive critique & deconstruction. But your essay is vague, needlessly provocative & full of abstract concepts that cry out for concrete examples.

Racism is at the root of everything you hate about the US?

Racism is structural & systemic. What does insurance redlining, for example, have to do with elementary school bullying? Or Hitler? Connect the dots. You haven't yet.

Everything I hate about the US?


I hate that the US is the Saudi Arabia of coal. That we perforce use this dirtiest of fossil fuels to generate the bulk of our electricity. As electric cars & other electric vehicles fill the highways more coal will burn, polluting our atmosphere. I hate that. But, racism?