To judge a nation on its government is about as useless as judging a bunch of apples based on a bad one. To judge a people based on ignorant assumptions, makes you no better than those who have judged you.
Until you know a person… you know nothing of humanity. Until you have heard a person laugh, you know nothing of joy. Until you have seen a person cry, you know nothing of sadness.
Be bitter and turn into a foul wine. Age gracefully and kind with time, be the gravity that makes wine better with maturity.