Americans are undereducated and overmedicated.
"Ask her what she thinks of the working people creating an armed revolution against the exploiting classes and their state structures?" "Well, Marxists can be just genocidal as capitalists." "Or whether or not she's a dialectical materialist and accords primacy to the class struggle?" "Avoid Marxism. Or telling her you're a Trotskyite." "Trotskyist. Only Stalinist would call a Trotskyist a Trotskyite. And I'm not a Trotskyist anymore. I'm a Maoist."
Violent nationalist militants, supported by big business, and they're totalitarian single-party dictators.
Our democracy is one of the brightest lights of social justice in the history of humankind, and yet most of our fellow citizens engage in frenzied shopping as their primary form of social interactions.
"Power to the people." "Stick it to the man."
Without the Bill of Rights, we'd be more like China. Here, at least, we don't have warrantless searches. We have free speech. Citizens are protected from cruel and unusual punishments.