American narcissism is telling immigrants that they should be grateful to live here, when it’s, more likely than not, some form of American interference that destabilized their home nation.
THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU LIKE YOURE THE FUCKING REASON I LEFT MY HOME YOU RAGING SELF RIGHTEOUS PRICKS!!!
Well, sadly, only a small amount of Americans are even aware of America’s interventionism (which is a nice way to put it) in Central America. Our schools don’t really teach it, and I myself didn’t learn about it until I read history books about America’s darker side long after I’d graduated college.
Like many aspects of our culture, history curriculum is taught to keep people in ignorance. (And it works.) It’s hard for me to blame people when the system that should educate them on these issues is designed to hide them instead.