They call it the American Dream cause you have to be asleep to believe it.
America was grown out of genocide and built by slavery...both travesties wound tightly in our national DNA...both still evident today. Genocide continues with global corporate capture, for example, in Brazil where mining on indigenous territories brings ecological devastation, land invasions, and renewed cycles of violence. Slavery continues blatantly in our penal system, and less obviously with college debt enslaving our youth. So the idea the US is "great" is a farce, but wave the flag and celebrate the myth.
“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross”
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
― Benito Mussolini