Every time I hear about an NFL player, or a far-left pundit, or a smug Hollywood elitist talk about how terrible, racist, sexist and homophobic America is, one question always comes to mind.
Have you seen the rest of the world?
Look, America’s not perfect. Anyone with at least two brain cells to rub together can recognize that. Economic issues and unsecured borders are all things that definitely can be improved in America.
But it is still the greatest country in the world, by a fairly large margin, when it comes to matters of race, sex and gender.
Last I checked, women and minority citizens are all allowed to drive, own property and vote in democratic elections.
Last I checked, members of the LGTBQ population may not be able to get the exact cake they want from private businesses, but they never need to worry about being killed indiscriminately by the government.
And last I checked, nobody on the far-left has to worry about unjust imprisonment every time they verbally attack Trump.
But yeah, America is such a terrible place that we need to kneel for the national anthem. Please.
You know what would be worth kneeling about? If America wanted to behead a woman for simply having the courage to speak out about injustice.
That horrifying scenario is reportedly playing out in Saudi Arabia, according to NBC News citing human human rights activists.
In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabian prosecutors are allegedly pushing to behead female activist Israa al-Ghomgham.
Ghomgham and four other activists are reportedly on trial and all face the death penalty.
Of note, none of the five have reportedly been charged for violent crimes.
The charges include incitement to protest, chanting slogans hostile to the regime, attempting to inflame public opinion, and providing moral support to rioters.
Wow. If those types of charges could be levied in America, every news broadcaster and protester or rally-goer would be facing an unfriendly fate.
So the next time people want to rail against America for being such a terrible and oppressive place, perhaps they should take a quick romp around the globe.
It wouldn’t be that hard to find a place much, much worse than America.
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