It’s a dark time for the United States of America. We’re racking up shameful events left and right as our duly elected President Carrot seems to be working overtime to turn America into a bastion for the heterosexual, rich, Christian white man. In these dire hours, when it seems that the entire world is looking at our behavior with a mixture of scorn and amusement, let’s take a few minutes to remind ourselves that the United States is far from the only country on the block with some shameful history. Here, for your consideration, are some examples of countries that have also made an error or two in their long history.
1. The US Built a Country in an Already Occupied Land
We’d be remiss in tallying up all these terrible (or silly) crimes that countries have committed without mentioning the United States. You could get us for meddling in an already volatile region just to get some crude. You could get us for keeping slaves WAY too long. Or, you can go back to the beginning and call out the United States for alternatively eradicating and displacing an incredibly diverse collection of people just so we could incorporate the phrase “from sea to shining sea” in our promotional materials.