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Toohershat 27 points ago +27 / -0

You're right. Our "leaders" don't care about this because they're too busy pushing their weirdo agendas or lining their pockets. Others around the world see it. The U.S. used to be known as the leader of the free world, and it contrasted sharply with the oppressive east; Soviets, Chinese Communists, etc. Now people read about fucked up shit coming from the West, and it's hard far many to understand how the West is clearly better for human dignity than the alternatives.

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Cropr 6 points ago +6 / -0

Those ideals were what made us special to the world. Everyone knew it.

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Cropr 6 points ago +6 / -0

You may have misunderstood me. People liked us because we were right and didn’t give a shit at the same time. That’s why the world looked at us as badass cowboys.

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Chopblock 1 point ago +1 / -0

Doing what is right served our interests and created our good image. Rhetoric about our image has been substituted for that, as a way to make us forget it.