Two American icons just passed away within a day of one another.
Actually, one of them wasn't a "real" American.
No, he was a Pollock. Or a Pollack.
Zbigniew Brzezinski was one of the prime architects of that toxic artifice known as "American exceptionalism." He's been a beltway insider with tons of schlep for at least the last fifty years.
The other American icon was Gregg Allman. He was one of many white musicians who made a good living appropriating the music of black America.
Over the last fifty years America has had only one worthwhile export; music.
Gregg Allman did yeoman's work popularising American music.
The think tank here at Falling Downs doesn't consider weapons and war to be worthwhile exports.
And what is that "American" music that Gregg Allman helped make popular?
Between the old-school gospel and the blues and the rhythm and blues and the jazz and jump gospel and the rock and roll, America truly gave something great to the world!
Yup, the only meaningful contribution America has made to the betterment of civilization is n*gger music...
And as you know, those folks were African before they were African-American.