Almost every nation is in competition for the most egotistical country on Earth.
I exempt Puntland, although I'm certain the Harti Darod and Mehri wanderers have conflicting views concerning their heritage, especially since Harti means strong man in Somali Arabic. Confidently I'm also certain that Mehri says 'strong smell men'.
Egotism isn't a bad thing, but some countries cross the frontier of decency.
They say it's for security reasons same as South Africa defended its apartheid state.
"Der kaffir ist nicht gut."
Nations can substitute any name for 'kaffir'.
Gypsies, Jews, and fags.
Micks, farang kee-nok, dan mistahs.
America brilliantly divided its populace into perfect segment of 'divide and conquer'.
Everyone has its place, although the Native Americans were fair game from the Arctic Sea to Tierra Del Fuego.
Comanche Chief Tosawi reputedly told Sheridan in 1869, "Me, Tosawi; me good Injun," to which Sheridan supposedly replied, "The only good Indians I ever saw were dead."
The other night at an 8th Street bar three bankers were discussing the best Civil War general and they agreed that Sheridan was the best. Something about that statement bothered me and it wasn't until I remembered his statement, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." that I recalled my objection.
Micmac, Delaware, Nez Pierces, Cheyenne, Apache, and Abenaki.
The Irish and Scots and Welsh scoured from Great Britain.
Everyone feels the same way about their lessers and several weeks ago I received an email touting Israeli Brilliance.
TEL AVIV, Israel - The Israelis are developing an airport security device eliminating privacy concerns about full-body scanners.
It's an armored booth into which you step to be not X-ray you, but detonate any explosive device you may have on your person,
Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials.
You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement:
"Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is proud to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom!"
Same as the Nazis in Dachau.
Traveling throughout the Far East innkeepers are wont to say, "If you want to avoid terrorism, avoid Israelis."
You are what you are.
Free Palestine. Free Ireland. Free the World.