Mass, north americans in particular USA think that the west is the best place in the world, but don't realize how little freedom we have come to have as of late, how shitty the infrastructure is.
They think everyone else is a shithole.
But you take a look at today, the situation in Russia, China, Indonesia, Arab countries, etc... and their infrastructure is ten times better.
The US is crumbling and they fail to realize it, television and movies create stereotypes of the 'modern west' and 'free west' and show everywhere else as suspicious, scary, uncivillized, destroyed, dark, etc...
Usually you'll see DARK weather, night time, snow, spooky looking people when they try to show Russia and of course the kremlin and dark hymn singing in the background lol.
Likewise with arab countries theyll show some dirty corner, slapstick arabic beats, people as if they are talking gibberish and angry, people running as if they are trying to hide from someone, people yelling, etc... and thats their idea of arabs lol.
China same thing, always dark, 'evil music' and undertones, people looking angry, etc...
Bunch of bs.
They have no idea what the rest of the world looks like
As was shown about russia here's some other places:
Things westerners only imagine in sci-fi movies are reality in other places of the world.
The Propaganda machine in America has been running full steam for many many decades now. I blame the baby boomers for believing in the BS they were being told and pushing it on to their children. The baby boomers believe that America is the center of the Universe and told that story to their kids. All the while the super rich were setting up shop in 3rd world countries. Patriotism is mind control!