We in the U.S. are basically the children of Europeans, Africans, and Asians who were not wanted in their home countries. From nearly the beginning, those who stayed behind sneered at us and our “mongrel” culture. .Then we prospered, given more fair circumstances, and helped them with their problems – actually to a big extent saving their cultures in the last century with technology and blood. I’ve always found their continuing snobbery to be twisted. .Russia, in particular, contributed many from Ukraine, from whence the survivors of enormous famines fled to America. Baleful Russian influence also caused many in Eastern Europe, Christians and Jews, to come here..Yes, the unexceptional eventually become exceptional and if this doesn’t shine as brightly in contrast as it once did, it’s because we have greatly shared our Light with them all.