I have made many interesting theories in my brain whilst stoned and to be honest i just wish i could remember more, i have some others i may share later. Before i start i would just like to point out i am born n raised in east london. Now, we all know America is really one of the most extreme countries in the world, whether its in terms of its sports (NFL, NBA, MLB) its amazingly huge companies and corporations (Microsoft, McDonalds) or its other 'extremes' of which im sure you can think of some yourself, maybe just the sheer scale and size of most of Americas cities, the kind of muscle cars and extreme weapons they;ve created and other things. It's also had a pretty extreme history, and i believe this is where Americas modern day 'screw the world, we are the best' mentality has come from ( not saying it is a negative mentality). The pilgrims who moved away from the British Isles and Ireland and various other countries to come and first settle in USA did so because they were rebels, they were rebels against the governments of their various native countries. They hated the government, but rather than fighting, they stuck up the middle finger and sailed away to make their own land. Americas business economy is extreme capitalism with 'every man or company for themselves' this is reflected in how the first settlers to live in america would have very obviously had to defend themselves and families against the various dangers in their new lives and really kept anything they could find. Also, they were most likely energetic young people who had the courage and strength to defy their home countries and move away to live as real renegades out for themselves, i believe this extreme mind-set shared by the very first settlers in America has still managed to find its way into USA's modern culture of extremism and general disregard for all save America. Also, American governments and people are very good at using other's resources for their own benefit (iraq war for oil, africa for slavery etc.) This is also reflected in their past behaviour where the first settlers had to make use of any resource they found to truly become the prosperous nation the USA is now This is in no way putting down america, please dont take any offence if you are american, its simply a theory, see if u can apply it to any of your findings or personal beliefs. Thanks for reading.