I see what you're getting at JTT, but I wonder who is telling us that?
It's in the school systems, it's in the media, it's in the churches, it's in numerous threads at A2K; where do you figure that lot gets it from?
People throng to our shores for freedom
, bullshit; they go to the USA, just as they go to all the other "western" countries, because it gives them the best chance at having a better economic life.
Everything that happens, be it that little Cuban boy or something else, is a media circus. All the hype surrounds the US as the beacon of hope, the shining light, the savior of mankind.
That last one get a lot of play when the opposite is true. The USA is responsible for the deaths of millions since the late 1800s. And those deaths were caused largely to protect American business interests.