- Born and raised in the USA. I’ve visited some countries for a month or so at a time, but never actually lived or worked in a foreign country;
- My tongue was firmly in my cheek when I asserted that blacks are by definition incapable of racism — that was a sly dig at your average SJW;
- Yes, the United States is empirically the best country on the planet, today. That doesn’t mean it’s never made mistakes, that simply means, in comparison to all other alternatives, the United States is indeed the best. Now, you might be able to convince me that this wasn’t the case at certain points in the 1700s, 1800s, and maybe even parts of the 1900s, but there is no doubt in my mind that today, being born in the United States is equivalent to winning the lottery when compared to the rest of the planet.
The bottom line is this — perspective is important, and all too often the feelings of ennui we may hold are quite out of proportion to reality.
And yes, I truly am a civil rights activist. I believe in equal treatment under the law, which may not always lead to equal outcomes, but it is the only fair way to run a society. Too many people who claim the banner of civil rights don’t understand this very basic and critical concept.