Specifically, you live on earth. If you think the US is the hope for mankind, looks like you missed all your history classes. Stop deluding yourself. It just ain't that way. Now, as for those of you that want "proof", it all depends on what you find trustworthy. If you believe the establishment press, you'll get one story, if you believe the althernative press, you'll get another, if you read history, you'll start to form an opinion, and once you realize that that everyone writes from a particular bias, you'll start to get a real idea for how the world works.
So, cruel, corrupt, intolerant, etc -- but the hope for mankind? You people are really scary.
I live in the universe. Been around the globe many times. America is insane....cruel...corrupt.....violent....oppressive...racist....sexually deviant...greedy...intolerant... But, she's the hope of mankind. The only hope.
I wouldn't go that far as saying that America is the only hope. I would strongly argue that Europe and China is the real hope for the mankind. Especially Europe, with their democratic political system and humane economic system.