America has never been great. It’s not great now, and it’s not getting greater under the current regime. I’m not sure how you could call a state that was founded on the displacement and murder of most of the indigenous population and subsequently built on the backs of slaves, that has never addressed those problems, which engages in imperialism, exploitation, and war all over the planet, leading to the death and disenfranchisement of millions, great. America is absolutely not great. It’s not going to be great until we start getting real about all of this.
The problem with ‘Make America Great Again’ isn’t that this is a denial of America’s present greatness, but the presence of the word ‘again’ in the slogan. It was never great.