The thing is your ideals paved almost 80 years of peace in the major parts of the world and if you dont believe it, study history. That has never happened before.Could you please elaborate? That's rather vague. What kind of humor? Which ideals? What kind of tolerance? Religious tolerance?
From now on we have to pull it together to improve the world further.
American Culture is a fact and no matter how hard you try, its to late, you really got an identity now