When I went to YouTube to get the link for:
I noticed the comments posted under it included this:
Native American: lol
African slave: say what?
Filipinos occupied by US empire: GTFOOH
Middle east: ROFLMAO
Another comment says:
They’re not talking about AMERICAN exceptionalism, they’re talking about WHITE exceptionalism.
Okay. I get it. The United States was founded mostly by white Europeans who haven’t been perfect.
But you know what else? I’m SICK TO DEATH of hearing about it!
This has been a burr under my saddle for a long time. The other day, the Lord brought it up during my prayer time and showed me how much resentment I had about it. So I asked Him,
“What should I do?”
“Forgive them for harping on the sins of your forefathers and blaming you for having white skin and European ancestors.”
“They need to forgive the people who did bad things in the past. But that’s not your problem. It’s between me and them.”
So, I’m working on it. And maybe because I’m at least trying to be faithful about it, I had a little “Ah ha!” moment today when I saw those two comments on the Gingrich video.
Suppose you have had a brilliant career that has enriched the lives of countless human beings around the world and you’re sitting on a dais, in front of hundreds of people, at a dinner in your honor. But instead of recounting even one of your many accomplishments, every single speaker talks on and on, in excruciating detail, about every one of your most embarrassing moments, biggest mistakes and worst wrong choices, from the time you wet your pants in kindergarten to the parking ticket you got last week.
Isn’t that just what America Haters do?
I’m not saying we should sugar-coat our history by any means. But the fact is that the United States of America is an EXCEPTIONAL NATION with an EXCEPTIONAL HISTORY that we should study and teach to our children. We have more than a right, we have a need as a nation to be both proud of the good stuff and enlightened by the bad stuff.