America: A nation with exceptional idiots

There were a few things I read about over the weekend that left me scratching my head a bit.  I wanted to vent yesterday, but I decided to wait out of respect for the victims of the shooting in our nation’s capital.  Well, today, it’s time to let loose with pent-up frustration.

Last week, when Vladimir Putin released his Op-Ed in the New York Times, there were quite a few people who vented anger at his poke at America Exceptionalism.  America may be exceptional at different things and history may indeed show that.  One thing we do have is exceptional idiots.  These examples show how our exceptional idiots are able to put their “American Exceptionalism” on full display for all to see.

On Sunday, Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014.  Ms. Davuluri is an American of Indian descent.  She was born in Syracuse, New York according to her Wikipedia page.  That fact seemed to fly right over the head of America’s exceptional idiots, bigots, and racists though as twitter went into Grand Mal mode after she was crowned.  Nevermind the fact that Ms. Davuluri is quite a beautiful young lady and her family epitomizes the ideal of capturing “The American Dream”, it seems as though some people can not accept the idea of a Miss America that is not blonde haired and blue-eyed.  Public Shaming has captured expressions of American Exceptionalism on Twitter here, here, and here that shows off the cognitive skills of some of our exceptional idiots, bigots, and racists.

It seems that many Americans don’t have a clue about Islam, Hinduism, or basic geography.  Ms. Davuluri was called Muslim by many when Hinduism is the major religion of India.  They still fail to connect that Ms. Davuluri was born in A-M-E-R-I-C-A and not India.  She was called a terrorist by many when they have no proof that she has an extremist cell in her body.  I could go on and on, but it’s obvious that when you give an idiot a microphone, they will make an ass of themselves without help from anybody else, but yeah, America is an “exceptional” country.

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In Harris County, Texas, Nikki Araguz was denied a marriage license because she is a transgender female.  Texas considers her to be a male because she was born male even though she is now female.  She even had her California birth certificate changed to show she’s female now.  Texas is one of those places with the Constitutional Amendment that says marriage is “one man and one woman”.  Even though she’s a woman, she can’t marry a man however, she could legally marry another woman in a same-sex marriage because she was originally born a man.

So, Texas is against same-sex marriages yet make it perfectly legal for a same-sex couple to marry while denying a man and woman the right to get married.  If I were an activist and intent on causing disruption, I would find every transgender person who would be willing to do so, and I would storm Texas with thousands upon thousands of applications for same-sex marriages just to see how they handled them.  Obviously, the exceptional idiots in the Texas Legislature did not consider the long-term implications of their short-term thinking.

Ms. Araguz is not unfamiliar with Texas law as she was sued by her late husband’s family after she was named a beneficiary on some of his forms.  Her spouse, a firefighter in Wharton, Texas, died in the line of duty while fighting a fire.  As I said earlier, America has its own class of exceptional idiots, bigots, and racists.

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Finally, if you’ve never heard of “Re-Homing”, welcome to my world.  Reuters posted an investigative series on the underground market for adopted kids in America.  If you haven’t read it, I would highly suggest it as a read.  It exposes some of the things done to kids here in this country and the lack of laws protecting these kids.  People got all up in arms over Russia denying Americans the opportunity to adopt kids from there.  After reading this series, I think Russia had a point in stopping those adoptions.  I didn’t understand why they stopped them, but based on the stories told, I would have stopped them had I known those things were going on.

People were exchanging kids through a Yahoo user group and other internet exchanges.  They basically treated kids as though they were some toy or object and not even human.  From what I read, there were not even checks done to ensure they were not turning kids over to pedophiles or other criminals.  One girl in the story even stated that she had to dig her own grave.  How would an exceptional country allow kids to be treated in this manner?

We may have some exceptional people living here, we may even have exceptional characteristics as a country, but this country is far from being exceptional just because it’s America.  When looking at us without bias, we are no different from any other country when it comes to how we treat each other.  The sooner we realize this, the better we’ll be for it.

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