AJ+ is a San Francisco digital brand created by the folks at Al Jazeera the Qatar-based propaganda/news site targeting young Americans. On its Facebook page it bills itself as:
AJ+ is a global news community for the connected generation. We highlight human struggles and achievements, empower impassioned voices, and challenge the status quo. We bring you the stories that are shaping our world. Do you ever laugh, cry, get angry or inspired? You’ll fit right inApparently highlighting "human passion and struggles" includes crapping on the country with the most freedom in the world, the United States of America.
As a independence "treat" Al Jazeera created a video which employs young-looking American actors to explain what's wrong with America. Some of their "one-liners" are:
- “Not to brag, but we have the most incarcerated people in the world. God bless the prison-industrial complex,”
- "When it comes to obesity, we lead the global Mickey D's line, a third of us can't see our own toes"
- Pew Pew, we have 90 guns for every 100 persons. Sorry Yemen, we beat you in drones and guns."
- “Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s painkillers. Makes sense though, right? I mean racism in this country is a big pain in the ass.”
And a network based in a country with those human rights abuses has the nerve to crap on America the nation of opportunity?
Granted America is not perfect, but the U.S. is much closer to perfection, to equal opportunity to all genders, sexual orientations, races and religions than any other country on Earth. But a Qatar-based website has the nerve to produce the video below on America's birthday: