Just returned from my first trip to Panama and what an eye-opener! If you think this is just another banana republic you are sadly mistaken. It boasts a thriving economy, based on the U.S. Dollar, and almost total employment. But the greatest thing was this: I heard more positive comments about the United States and Americans there than I ever hear at home.
Self-flagellation is now fashionable in the U.S. We are racists, sexists, misogynists, homophobes, xenophobes, and islamaphobes. We invent a new “phobia” every day with which to tag ourselves. We are militaristic imperialists with a history that embarrasses us.… → Read More