It’s the 4th of July here in the United States, and there are a great many Americans out there on the water, in front of the grill, or under fireworks celebrating what it means to live in one of the freest nations that has ever existed.
But while this annual bout of patriotism has long been a cause for exuberance and indulgence, there are plenty of US citizens who are no longer happy to be here. They’ve been battered and bludgeoned by the mainstream media into believing that this nation has suffered some irreparable harm, often at the hands of whoever they believe is their political enemy.
The infotainment industry’s nonsense has been so powerful that a new poll about American excellence has returned simply shocking results.
The 38% of U.S. adults who say they are “extremely proud” to be American is the lowest in Gallup’s trend, which began in 2001. Still, together with the 27% who are “very proud,” 65% of U.S. adults express pride in the nation. Another 22% say they are “moderately proud,” while 9% are “only a little” and 4% “not at all” proud.
As for the purported reasoning?
This record-low level of extreme national pride comes at a challenging time in the U.S. as a pandemic-weary public is struggling with the highest U.S. inflation rate in more than four decades. These data are from a June 1-20 poll that was conducted after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, claimed 31 lives, including 19 children. Bipartisan gun legislation in response to the shootings was passed shortly after the poll ended. The polling also preceded the U.S. Supreme Court’s highly anticipated and controversial ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
The impact of the mainstream media on the mood of the nation cannot be overstated, however, despite its omission in this missive, as Americans have almost no choice but to be fed their political news via cable television or the internet.