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Evelyn Huang @evelyn1334
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Left-wing Americans suffer from a curious case of inferiority complex to Europe, by which they really mean Western Europe and Scandinavia. To them, the Old World still boasts the best way of life -- the crème de la crème in a world of crass Americanisms and third-world despots.
Never mind that America is actually far ahead of Europe in certain respects, like its strong protection of and reverence to freedom of speech, something even Noam Chomsky approves of, and its liberal immigration policy, which is still better than that of Europe even under Trump.
This inferiority complex also reflects on Americans' perception of their neighbors in the North. English Canada is utterly boring to them because it is "too like America", but Quebec never fails to inspire fascination and mystique in the American mind due to its "Frenchness".
All that, though, is irrelevant to today's American leftists. America simply embodies all sorts of evil: racism, imperialism, capitalism... y'know. Even such a noble tradition as freedom of speech is just some sinister scheme cooked up by billionaires to enable discrimination.
So the question is, what exactly is left of American traditions that today's leftists find to be of any value? As a new immigrant, I honestly just want to know -- otherwise I would feel like I have inadvertently moved into the land of Mordor.
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