Let me make that sharper. The entire rest of the world, rich or poor, developed or undeveloped, thinks it’s crazy — totally, absolutely, flatly bonkers — that Americans let their kids shoot each other at schools, and then say, “Hey, little buddy! Let’s do an active shooter drill! Let’s go to Walmart, and buy you a bulletproof backpack.” The rest of the world thinks this is literally i-n-s-a-n-e. Or that people have to crowdfund insulin in America — in the rest of the world, rich or poor, insulin doesn’t cost $1,000 a month. What is wrong with these people? Do they genuinely enjoy inflicting violence and suffering on one another? Is there something not working in their brains anymore? That’s what the world wonders.
First rule of America bashing — never, ever, talk about what the rest of the world thinks. There are not many things remaining in America that right and left both agree on. Not not giving a flying fuck about what the rest of the world thinks is one. You will get nowhere pointing out what ROW thinks.