Why America Isn’t As Great As People(Americans) Think It Is

Almost any American you ask will say that America is the best country in the world. This couldn’t be further from the truth, though. America is in no way the best country in the world. It leads the world in the military but that doesn’t make it the best. America has the second highest rate of incarcerated citizens in the world. For every 100,000 people, 698 are incarcerated. With America having a population of roughly 325,000,000 people as of July 18th, 2016. That equates to roughly 2.26 million people incarcerated. Also, America had the highest rate of incarceration in the world in 2013 with 716 per 100,000. Americans always drone on about how free their country is and it’s so great because it has freedom. However, if we look at all the countries that have complete freedom or partial freedom, which is roughly 145 countries, America is the least free of all
those. And if we focus just on countries that have complete freedom, which is roughly 86 countries, America is the least free of all those. So whenever you hear an American say, ”our country is so great because we have freedom”, slap them in the face.

It’s not just this, though, let’s have a look at some other areas where America is doing very poorly for a country ”soo great”. Out of 163 countries, America is 20th in Science and Technology. No surprise there since a country like India has more honors students than America has students. It’s 53rd in culture. The definition of culture being ”the ideas, customs and social behavior of a particular people or society”. No surprise there
again. It’s 34th in planet and climate. It’s 46th in prosperity and equality. It’s 12th in health and wellbeing While we’re on health, America is one of the only developed countries in the world without universal healthcare. I’ve saved the best for last here, America is 66th in international peace and security. Not surprising since America seems to bomb some defenseless Middle-Eastern country every other week these days. I’ve covered enough of America in relation to the rest of the world. Now let’s look at America on its own.

In 2009 only about 32% of the American public believed in evolution. How in this day and age can people still deny evolution? Evolution is as much of a fact as the ”S” on Superman’s chest standing for Superman. How can a country that pioneered the new wave of technology with the likes of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak still be living in the stone age when it comes to public acceptance of science? What’s really interesting though is that in the same year, 2009, 87% of scientists believed in evolution. Do you know why, because scientists are smart people who believe in facts and evidence rather than writings in a book.

Another problem with America is the gun issue. How great can a country possibly be when anybody can walk into a shop with a few hundred dollars and walk out two minutes later with a fully automatic killing machine. It doesn’t do any good for the country. We’ve seen what it can do recently with the tragic Orlando shootings that took place. It seems like there’s a mass shooting once a month in America these days. How after all this can there still not be a country-wide ban on guns? It seems to me that the philosophy in America when it comes to guns is, ”We’ll allow everyone to have a gun, so that way if anybody shoots at us we can shoot them back, that way there’ll be no shootings”. That is what we call mind-numbing stupidity.

Roughly 60% of Americans are in favor of the death penalty, which is murder. But roughly the same percentage of Americans are against abortion, their main reason being that it is murder. The hypocrisy in these statistics is unbelievable. I don’t even have a joke for this it’s just ridiculous.

What do you think?


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