Je suis entièrement d’accord, Kitty. Plus vous assimilez, plus vous ne vous sentez pas assimilé.
American excessive self-pride, greed and this attitude will very likely lead to the country’s downfall in the long run.
The issue about democracy or lack thereof (“electoral college”) largely stems from the unification of the ‘States’ which is the root cause of this attitude — because to a lot of people, the opinion of a state should matter more than that of the majority people. These ‘States’ were likely better off independent and seceded. I’m neutral on that opinion — there are pros and cons of electoral college but I’m more so referring to the attitude — “we are independent, we are proud, we are exceptional, and we don’t need anyone.”