My problem with America is also one of puzzlement, or should I say dichotomy. There are just a shitload of interesting, intelligent, freethinking and amazing people in the US. However they do not seem to be the face of the US anymore. One day they were. That's why I originally wanted to go to the US. It couldn't really all be as bad as people say. You have no clue, but all my friends said I shouldn't go. But I tried to convince them that it isn't so bad and you can only discover a country by living in it. Then you arrive and discover the entire system is focussed on and around the narrow-minded, the greedy, the selfish, the hypocritical. I'm quite sure the US could be a great nation (again). But at the moment there are just too many things wrong (see the ongoing discussion below). And the wrongs are seen as rights by those in charge and by a large portion of the population.