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  •  the idea (2+ / 0-)

    of American Exceptionalism,
    is the most insidious one we face.

    It implies America is always right -- we are not.

    It implies America is morally better than other countries -- we are not.

    It implies America has a two-tiered justice system, one for the Exceptions, and one for everyone else, and that THAT it is OK -- it are not.

    Exceptionalism, American or otherwise, is a sloganeering way to promote classism on a grand scale.

    It teaches the cheering crowds that we are special, that somehow we above the normal "rules of justice"
    -- but in the long run, we are not -- not above moral justice.

    Karma is a bitch, when it finally catches up with the Exceptions.  In their cases, it can't come soon enough.

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