I could wax rhapsodic about why America is great and why it is the greatest nation and culture on Earth, one that holds – admittedly, sometimes tenuously – a special place in the God(s)’ favor. Most of what I would say would, however, be more how America is great and not why it is so great.
It really mostly boils down to childlike naivete, courage, and heroism.
We Believe In Heroes
Americans possess a terrible naivete that allows us to believe in heroes and to unashamedly wish to emulate them. And yes, this naivete is terrible in the old sense of the word. That Americans believe than there are those that can rise above the norm and do the impossible strikes terror in the bowels of our enemies.
We Become Heroes
That belief is what allows normal Americans to be exactly that. Time and time again, irrespective of any and all logic and wisdom, we do rise above the norm and become heroes.
That is why America is great. We never put the childish belief in heroism aside as we grow up.
Happy Independence Day, everyone!