OP: good thread.
While we have plenty of problems, consider much of the technology used around the world was designed and developed in the US. Computers and software are major examples.
Entertainment from the US - Movies, TV shows, music from the US are very popular and influential around the world.
People still from around the world would love to live in the US.
It is a popular theme of the left-wing fringe to run down the country. Blah, blah, blah - "US is a fundamentally evil country, capitalism is corrupt, rigged." They exploit examples of people in dire straights to claim no one can get ahead without some privilege.