I've been wanting to write a blog like this for a while now, but I really started to think about it the other night after watching "Argo". I was told the movie was all "hoo-rah! We're America and we save the day!", which I actually didn't see. I thought it focused a lot on how the USA got itself into the position by being obtuse and how it was actually Canada who saves the day.
I find the "rest of the world" seems to think it's okay to constantly critique the USA, its people and its politics. And again, a lot of the times they have a point that I can certainly agree with. But no one comes from a perfect country free of corruption and greed. You'd never see me constantly picking apart someone else's homeland, it's not my place. I have my opinions about Costa Rica, sure. But I don't spend my days researching ways its government has failed and offended me and the rest of the world. I try to make the best of any situation, or find ways to improve what I don't like or find unfair.