U.S. Exceptionalism vs. Our Faults, Failures, Fraudulence, Fratricides…

Richard The Chwalek
7 min readMar 15, 2021
Photo by Josue Isai Ramos Figueroa on Unsplash

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Sitting atop our high horses’ asses, Americans exude amazing piles of waste product. We have done a lot of good, but we have done almost as much at pretending it was all good, in many cases doing our best to cover up the badly done, or at least whitewash it. It hurts to be wrong, and have others point it out to us. That is why I have always done what is exactly perfect; I hate the feelings that come from being, or doing something, wrong, especially when it hurts others.

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Of course, I only know about making mistakes from a friend who is kind enough to confide in me. Although his kindness is usually conditional. He tells me why such criticisms and revelations hurt, scar the psyche, and even piss a person off! Boy, that feels better to finally get off my chest, again for an alternate persona friend.

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America is like a supposed boy genius who is outsmarted by an actual girl genius, and then covers it up by telling his friends no such thing ever happened, or covering his ears, and saying loudly, nah nah n nah nah, any time she says it in front of his friends.

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While that may seem as if it was my life story, I will admit it is plagiarized, inside information I got from someone I know very well. Like me, he had four sisters, two on either side, who knew at least one thing better than him. You can never know how frustrating that was for a supposed boy genius. Again, as he has told me, many, many, too many times. Though many may have called him a big whiner, I suggest we not judge others so harshly, especially a person I know so intimately, and who would be hurt to core of his being by such savagely, on-the-mark judgements.

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Why is America such a big whiner about its failings, and ongoing fratricides? It has something to do with a myth making culture. Believing all the hype is an easy thing to get caught up in. It makes life a lot better. The slings and arrows bounce off, are obscured by shields of time, and buried by the victors’ gravediggers. Bury the wrongs, ditch those caught in the crossfire, and muzzle the real truth prisoners. Our society is so open to the cover up and whitewash, it is difficult to…

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Richard The Chwalek

Mostly serious stuff w/ bits of sarcastic fluff. I wish more could be told yet bios have room 4 short & bold. You’ll see less length isn’t my greatest strength.