Will McAvoy attends a symposium at a university and offers an unexpected answer to the question, "Why is America the greatest country in the world?" He states that the United States is not the greatest country in the world anymore and supports it with statistics. He does state, however, that it used to be the greatest because of the morals, ideals, and behaviors of the populace.
During Prohibition in Springfield, Homer fills a bowling ball with beer and rolls it down the gutter. The ball makes its way down to a secret speakeasy, where Moe retrieves the beer and charges Barney an absurd price for it. Moe then sends Homer the through the same bowling ball. This clip represents the amorality of American capitalist values, as Homer and Moe's practices benefit themselves but hurt many others with their high prices.
In this clip, John Smith returns to Jamestown and finds his people starving and suffering from sickness and poor morale. Even worse, he finds he has been tried and found guilty for desertion while he was away.
In a meeting with ranking military and government staff, an American professor argues in favor of a first strike policy: one in which the United States attacks the Soviet Union first. He is countered by a general who questions the morality of such a stance and such action. This clip highlights the extremities in Cold War thinking.