Ever notice how some Americans are very fond of attacking their own traditions and customs? Every holiday that they grew up with is now reinterpreted as foolish and/or evil: Halloween is this pagan or devil-worhsiper holiday. Veterans' Day glorifies war. Thanksgiving . . well . . the original inhabitants of America got nothing to celebrate! Christmas on Dec. 25th! Jesus (assuming there was one) was not born on Dec. 25th and it is thus a made-up holiday for people who are deceived into thinking decorating pine trees and lavishing extravagant gifts on each other is some kind of spiritual celebration (same with Easter . . what, they ask, does Christ's death and resurrection have to do with pink bunny characters and searching for hard-boiled eggs?"
All the traditional national heroes get revealed as imperfect human beings and thus deserving of condemnation rather than admiration. National low points, such as the domination and murder of Native American peoples, and the enslavement blacks from Africa, are seen as enduring evidence of an evil people and evil society. Never mind that Native American tribes warred on each other (including, yes, killing each other) before Europeans ever set foot here. Never mind that tribes in Africa warred on each other (and, yes, killed each other), made slaves of other tribes people, and sold the captured enemy tribes people into slavery to the Europeans. All the fault goes one way (against America and Americans), while all the praise flows to anyone not American. Interesting.
Note how the same people who successfully denigrate and destroy aspects of American culture simply thrill to the cultures of other countries. Its like, "Wow, this is so cool! These people have traditions, revered national figures, holidays that everyone celebrates and enjoys. This culture is great!" (Well, they had a culture back home in U.S., before they trashed it to bits with constant carping).
When my son visited in Pau, France earlier this year, there was a local event in which people (mostly males, I believe) would dress up in bear suits and, with minimal provocation, would pursue passersby to make humping movements against them. Everyone, including my son, thought this was hilarious and innocent fun. But, if you tried to do the same in an American city, there would be cries of "Rape!", swarming police presence to stem the tide of this "new menance", and people WOULD be prosecuted. Actually, the only people who wouldn't be alarmed would be tourists from other countries who, hoping to experience American culture, find none and return home disappointed. They would love to be humped in this otherwise cultural wasteland known as present day U.S.