The year is 1800. On a small farm in the Steppes region of China, just south of lower Mongolia, a Chinese peasant has a translated copy of the Declaration of Independence tacked to the wall of his hut. The peasant can only dream that a government would grant its citizens one's natural rights and place them above all others.
1875. An anthropology team from Europe climbs high into the Carpathian Mountains. There they find a tribe of people so remote that they still fashion tools by slamming two rocks together. As the tribesmen are interviewed, and asked who in the wild world they'd most like to meet, almost universally proclaim "Abraham Lincoln".
June, 1944. An American pilot, flying bombing raids over Haiphong Harbor, is shot down over Vietnam by occupying Japanese forces. Before the Japanese can find his downed aircraft, a small band of Vietnamese guerrilla fighters locate the crash site, rescue the American pilot and spirit him off to some nearby caves. When the pilot's broken leg and broken arm is set and bound, and after his wounds are tended to, the pilot awakens from a fever to find none other than Ho Chi Minh standing over him. When the pilot asks why he was rescued Ho Chi Minh says "because we admire Americans." "Just as you Americans threw off the yoke of an oppressive government, just as you fought for your own independence, we Vietnamese strive to free us from the yoke of French colonialism and Japanese aggression". 'We aspire to our independence as deeply as your country once sought your own". (And for the rest of the war the "Viet Minh" would rescue many downed American pilots, care for them medically, and whisk them back across the Chinese border, to safety. And when the war was over America would repay those "freedom fighters" by siding with their French masters.)
April, 1995. An American journalist, traveling in Vietnam, visits a peasants hut fifty miles outside Saigon. Inside the hut the peasant has pictures of Ho Chi Minh on the wall. Surrounding Ho's pictures are dozens of American Ben Franklin's sayings, written in English, all over the walls. "A stitch in time saves nine", "those who surrender freedom for security will most assuredly have neither", "early to bed, early to rise makes a man wealthy and wise". When asked why he has all those American sayings on his wall the peasant says "I want my children to learn the American way; to work hard so they can take care of me when I'm old".
June, 2010. 100,000 Mexicans march in downtown Los Angeles, Another 50,000 takes to the streets of Phoenix. They carry Mexican flags and shout out the glory of Mexico..even as they stomp on the Stars and Stripes, and brand Americans "racist" for being opposed to open borders. And, as much as they hate America, they enjoy the overly generous American welfare and child care benefits...and demand the right to continue to enjoy them evan as they profess their hate for those who pay or them.
June 2015. A Back To Africa Movement is born in the American ghettos. After Ferguson, and after Baltimore, the movement purports to raise funds that would allow African Americans to return to Africa...to free themselves from American persecution. Never mind that millions of Africans would gladly trade places with them, these African Americans are fed up with free health care, welfare checks and preferential quotas for college and for employment. They've had enough of America and want to leave her.
March, 2016. Thousands attend a Bernie Sanders rally. Each time Bernie Sanders declares the evil of American capitalists, the crowd cheers. Each time Bernie Sanders promises to double Social Security pensions, the crowd roars. Each time Bernie promises free college for everyone the people erupt with orgasmic delight, and each time Sanders laundry lists all of America's evils, his followers deface and burn American flags and thrust their fists in the air and repeat his hateful mantras.
Every one of the above citations are absolutely true..taken directly from the annals of history.
It seems that everyone loves America...dreams the American dream...except Americans themselves.